Sarah Thompson, Wyandot Middle School Who she is: Sarah Thompson is the sixth-grade counselor at Wyandot Middle School in Clinton Township.
has worked six years in the Chippewa Valley district.She
has a health education and speech degree from Morehead State University
in Kentucky, a master's in counseling from Oakland University
, and education specialist degree from Saginaw Valley State University
. Why nominated: Thompson also is a student council adviser, talent show coordinator and Hawks' club sponsor.
You can always count on her
to go above and beyond the call of duty.She
always gives 110 percent -- and then some.Whether befriending a new student or donning a wig and costume for a faculty skit, Thompson
always puts the kids first.She
has a special knack for transfering her
energy level to those around her
, especially students.Under her
direction, each group she
works with accomplishes more than anyone expects.Sarah
has an outstanding quality as an educator. She
says: "I thank my parents, John and Garnet Bishop of Pontiac
, for all their love, guidance and support over the years; and my husband, Chris Thompson, also a teacher at Wyandot Middle School
, for his
encouragement to help me always strive to do my best.I plan to continue working in student leadership.The most rewards for me come from the kids."
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