Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Science in Human Development & Family Studies, Texas Tech University, 2003 Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction, University of North Texas, 2009 Vocational Home Economics Education Grades 6-12 Family and Consumer Sciences - MMS Grades 7 & 8
Hello ~ Mav students and parents! I am Mrs. Thompson and have been a Murphy Maverick since 2003. I get the pleasure of teaching the Family and Consumer Sciences (formerly Home Economics) courses titled Skills & Career Readiness and Life & College Readiness. Each course is a semester and beneficial addition to any student's curriculum foundation.
I am a proud Red Raider and received my B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies with a teaching certification in Vocational Home Economics in 2003. I then received my M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from UNT in 2009. I am part of the curriculum writing team for Career & Technical Education and am excited to lead students on a motivation pathway towards leading successful professional and personal lives.
I enjoy spending time with my amazing husband and playing with our children, Jayton (9) and Camille (5), who keep me busy! I also enjoy running, going to concerts and spending time with friends and family OUTDOORS!
Skills and Career Readiness: Grades 7 and 8 (Semester Course)
Periods: 1, 2, 3, 5, 6th and 7th
Personal & Career Development - strengths & weaknesses, communication, values, needs vs wants
Food & Hospitality - safety & sanitation, nutrition basics, kitchen utensils & tools, following a recipe, 3 cooking labs within a group
Career Exploration - explore the 16 career clusters, choose one to research and present
Design & Construction - sewing tools & safety, hand sewing skills, using a sewing machine to create a beginner project
Wise Consumer - money management
Life and College Readiness: Grades 7 & 8 (suggested to take after Skills and Career Readiness)
Periods: 5th-period *2nd semester only
Personal & Career Development - job soft skills, goal setting, conflict resolution, portfolios
Food & Hospitality - review of cooking basics, explore food labels and nutritional needs, meal planning, 3 cooking labs with a group
College & Career Training - research colleges and or training options for your desired career path
Design & Construction - review of sewing basics, hand sewing review and small project, sewing machine project
Managing Your Resources - budgeting, planning for your future
Monday: 7:50 and 3:30-4:00
Tuesday: 3:30 - 4:00
Thursday: 7:50 and 3:30-4:00