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Dr. Jennifer Thomson

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TEACHING EXPERIENCE
I first started teaching 3rd grade in 2004 in Florida. In 2006 I began teaching 2nd grade for the U.S. Department of Defense Dependent Schools (DoDDs) in Okinawa, Japan. (DoDDs schools teach the children of American service members, so we have a U.S. based curriculum.) In 2011 DoDDs granted me a transfer to Germany where I taught first grade for one year. After which, in 2012, we transferred locations in Germany, and I have since been teaching high school social studies and high school German. I've taught a variety of social studies courses since 2012, to include: Law, Government, World History, Economics, Psychology and Sociology.
 
MY TEACHING STYLE
I believe in using a lot of visuals: video, photographs, artwork, etc. to help students understand what would otherwise be abstract concepts.
 
HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT
School Accreditation Chairperson 
Department Team Leader 
School Advisory Committee Chairperson 

Published work: 
The Relationship between Student Achievement and Multilingualism: A Quantitative Causal-Comparative Study (2012)

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY
Ph.D. Northcentral University 
M.Ed. University of West Florida 
BA Emory University 
AA Oxford College
 
ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION
Aside from teaching, I'm a happily married mother of three little girls. My husband and I both work for the U.S. Department of Defense Dependent Schools (DoDDs) and are enjoying our time being stationed overseas in Europe.