Thompson School District is the 17th largest school district in Colorado.
I live in the Thompson School District. I did my student teaching at a school just a mile from my house. I taught at that same school for 20 years. I moved to a school farther from my home, but still in my broader community. I love the Thompson School District. It truly feels like my own school district. Everything I do in my job has a positive impact on my community. The Thompson School District has given me so many opportunities to get involved, grow, and make a positive impact for the staff and students in our district.
I started my professional career in banking right out of college. After several years, I wanted to do something that made a difference in my community. I earned my teaching license and never looked back. I have taught Kindergarten, 2nd Grade and 3rd Grade. I made a difference every day in the lives of my students. I helped them grow into productive and responsible citizens. In 2007 I had the opportunity to become an Instructional Coach. Now I mostly work supporting the teachers in my building. I help them become the best they can be for their students and families. But, since I am based in an elementary school, I haven't lost my connection with kids. I still interact daily with students creating bonds and relationships that will last well past their years in elementary school. I have been at a Title I school for the past 7 years. This brings its own set of daily challenges with over 60 percent of our student population qualifying for free and reduced meals. Creating meaningful relationships with students is so very important. It is the relationships with students and teachers that get me out of bed every day.
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Thompson School District is the 17th largest school district in Colorado, encompassing 362 square miles and serving approximately 16,000 students. The district's territory includes all of Loveland and Berthoud, plus sections of Fort Collins, Windsor, Johnstown and unincorporated land in Larimer, Weld and Boulder counties. TSD serves students in Pre-K through 12th grade with thirteen school-based early childhood programs, a dedicated early childhood building, one K-8 school, eighteen elementary schools, five middle schools, five high schools and two charter schools. Teachers and administrators collaborate with families and community partners to ensure that students are college, career and community ready.
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