Mrs. Karen Thompson

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Phone: 480-472-9951



Hello! I want to welcome you to 7th grade Integrated Science (SC07). My name is Karen Thompson, and I am new to Smith this year. I graduated from Arizona State University with a Master's Degree in Geology, and I also have my Master's Degree in Secondary Education. I have a huge passion for science, and I absolutely love the 7th grade science content. My hope is that by the end of the year, my students will learn to appreciate science as much as I do. 

Prior to teaching, I spent 10 years working as a Professional Geologist. I traveled to a lot of places for work and collaborated on many fun projects with some amazing fellow geologists and engineers. My students will hear about some of these projects when we talk about geology and engineering related topics in class. I'm also married to a Planetary Geologist. My husband works for LROC and takes pictures of the moon! We have two young boys that started Kindergarten and Preschool this year. I enjoy spending time with my family, and most of our fun family activities include camping, hiking, biking, and swimming. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me. 

teacher working as geologist