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Jeri Thompson

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Science, grades K-8


Jeri Thompson has more than 20 years of experience in education, working as a teacher leader, principal and a teacher. She holds a doctoral degree in Educational Leadership from NOVA Southeastern University in Florida. Additionally, Jeri holds two Masters of Science degrees from McDaniel College (previously Western Maryland College); one focuses on School Administration and the other on Reading.

Jeri is currently an independent educational consultant. Her work focuses on developing programs and providing professional development for schools and districts focused on teaching, learning and creating assessments that are aligned to curriculum and standards. Her work has included the establishment of a cohesive spiraling curriculum in all disciplines from K-12 to match national standards, state and local assessment expectations and AAAS Project 2061 Science Literacy Benchmarks. She has also developed standards-based local assessments matching the established curriculum.

Jeri has served on a statewide committee with the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) to help develop, implement and provide professional development on the proficiency-based graduation requirements. She has also worked with RIDE to write and establish state Grade Level and Grade Span Expectations in the curriculum areas of science and social studies.

Her additional experience includes:

  • Independent Consultant, Center for Assessment, Pittsburgh Public Schools, and various school districts
  • Adult Education Assessor for Project RURAL
  • Graduate Instructor, Rhode Island College, Providence, RI and McDaniel College (formerly Western Maryland College, Westminster, MD
  • Instructor, Mt. Saint Mary's College, Emmitsburg, MD

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