About Me

Greetings First Grade Families,

     I wanted to take this opportunity to introduce myself.  My  name is Stephen Thompson, and I am extremely excited to be part of the Parkway Eleentary School family as your child's first grade teacher.  This will be my second year as a teacher.    I am delighted for the opportunity to be working with your children.  Together, I believe we are going to have an amazing year as we strive to meet our goals and be the best that we can be.

I had decided later in life to change careers and enter the teaching field.  I graduated from Wilson College in Chambersburg, PA in May of 2018 with my B.A. in Elementary Education.  DUring my experience, I completed my pre-practicum in a third grade classroom.  I then went on to conduct my practicum internship in a first grade classroom within the Waynesboro PA School District.  During the past year, I have been a substitute teacher in Frederick County, and Washington County schools in MD as ell as the Waynesboro Area School District in PA.  

     My teaching philosophy, I feel is pretty simple.  As a teacher, my goal for all of my students is to ensure that we are all reaching the same destination in our studies.  The great thing about how we arrie there is that there is no one definitive path.  There are different avenues that we may take to reach our destination.  SOme students may zip right to the end of the journey while facing no obstacles, while others may take the longer route to arrive at our end result.  My purpose as a teacher is to ensure that no matter the path we take to arrive at our goal, I can help clear the way of any challenges to ensure that we are all reaching our same goal.

     When I am away from the classroom, I like to spend time with my wife Jaime, who is also a teacher within FCPS and my two daughters, Victoria and Peyton.  We currently live in Smithsburg, MD in Washington County.  In our spare time we enjoy ging to the beach, going to the movies and playing video games together.  I also enjoy playing guitar and drums in my spare time..  I enjoy watching soprts; I am a fan of both the Baltimore Orioles and the Washington Football Team.  I also enjoy anything superhero related, especially Marvel.  

     If you have any questions or concerns feel free to reach out to me.  My email is stephen.thompson2@fcps.org, or by phone at 240-234-2600 ext 62630.  You can also conatct me via instant message on the Classroom Dojo App.