Meet The Teachers: Ms.Thompson


What school did you go to and what did you go there to study?

Well I’ve been to five colleges. I started out at Palm Beach State, then transferred to Palm Beach Atlantic, got my bachelors from the University of Florida, came back got my teaching certification at FAU and I have my masters from Nova Southeastern University.”

What inspired you to become a teacher?

“I would have to say I wanted to become a teacher after my first substituting experience. I was in the business world and they had transitioned technology into something I really wasn’t interested in learning and I am more of a people person. So, in-between work I started substituting and my first day of substituting was hysterical. I felt energized, I felt like it was so much fun even though the kids weren’t behaving very well. I thought, I already had a degree so id just pursue a career. Its very steady, consistent, professional, well respected, you have a retirement, you get benefits all of those appealed to me.”

How many years have you been teaching for?

“Im starting my 27th year this year”

What classes have you taught?

“When your in social sciences they make you teach everything. When I was at Boynton High I taught everything all at the same time so I taught world history, U.S history, geography, American government and economics.”

What are your hobbies outside of school?

“I like nature so ill usually go somewhere to pursue nature. So, boat rides, biking, hiking. Anywhere where I can  be outdoors and observe nature. Im a big bird watcher, I love manatees, so thats my hobby mostly.”

Where are you from?

“I was born in Connecticut. My dad was in the military and he worked on submarines in the navy so I was born at a navy base there.”

Do you have any interesting facts about yourself?

“I had many jobs before teaching and one of my jobs was administrative assistant for Alex Dreyfoos from Dreyfoos School of the Arts. It was my job to take his brief case out to the helicopter pad behind the channel 12 studios.”