Episode 013: Marcie Thompson

Marcie Thompson

Marcie Thompson:

Marcie has been an educator for over thirty years. She was born and raised in Texas and has taught in the San Antonio, Southside, Houston, Comfort and Klein Independent School Districts. Marcie graduated from Texas A&M in 1985 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education and History. Her maternal grandmother and two older sisters were all teachers and helped influence her career choice. She participated in sports from middle school through college which inspired her to become a coach. Marcie’s parents were antique dealers and as a young child she became fascinated with history.

Marcie has always been very active within her school and with her students. She coached for twenty years, was the sponsor for the male step team for seven years, she has been a sponsor for Fellowship of Christian Athletes for twenty-five years, a Kleinwell Ambassador for eight years and a sponsor for No Place for Hate for seven years. Marcie has taught Social Studies, Texas History, United States History, World History, Physical Education and an Advancement via Individual Determination (AVID).

Marcie was awarded the Teacher of the Year at Fleming Middle School in 2005. Her advice to new teachers is “ask for help when you need it and get involved at your school. When you get to know your students, then you will understand them and love them”. Marcie currently lives in Houston, Texas.

Programs:

Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) is a global nonprofit organization that operates with one guiding principle: Hold students accountable to the highest standards, provide academic and social support, and they will rise to the challenge.

AVID’s kindergarten  through higher education system brings research-based curriculum and strategies to students each day that develop critical thinking, literacy, and math skills across all content areas.