About Mr. Thompson
Dear Parents and Students,
I am excited to begin the school year as the Math Interventionist and Wrestling Coach here at Aprende Middle School. This will be my fifth year teaching and it marks a return to the Kyrene District for me, having been a coordinator for Kid's Club programs at various schools in the district more than a decade ago. In that time, I received my Bachelors in Business Marketing and recently finished my Masters in Educational Administration from Grand Canyon University.
Before getting into education, I served in the United States Marine Corps and also played in a rock band in the Phoenix area. We weren't very good and we never made any money, but we had fun.
When I'm not teaching and coaching, I enjoy traveling and camping with my family, and playing guitar and drums with my kids, much to the dismay of my neighbors.
As a teacher, I'm very excited about the way technology is transforming the availability of learning for students and I've worked hard to incorporate new technologies into my classroom instruction. I believe that my role in the classroom is that of a facilitator who is available to provide expertise for students who are motivated to take charge of their own education.