APs’ of McNeil: Assistant Principal Jeremy Thompson


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Assistant Principal Jeremy Thompson

Assistant Principal Jeremy Thompson is completing his second year at McNeil and twenty second year in RRISD. He attended Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology where he received his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, and University of Texas at Arlington where he received his Master of Education in Educational Leadership. In honor of AP Appreciation week, here are some interesting facts about Thompson, from his favorite Ben and Jerry’s flavor to advice he would give his high school self.

What is your favorite Ben & Jerry’s ice cream flavor?

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

What is your favorite travel destination?

la Ciudad de México 

Who is your favorite historical figure?

John Dewey.  Many of the educational reforms he pioneered at the University of Chicago Laboratory School are still very prevalent in the foundations of our educational system today.

How and why did you decide to work with students?

My parents were educators, and I’ve been encouraged by many mentors and teachers throughout my career to consider education. Once I started helping students as a profession, I could not think of anything else I’d rather be doing.

Have you picked up any new hobbies or started any projects during quarantine?

My dog has become quite accustomed to the extra walks he’s been getting, so I’ve kept up my desire to spend more time outside hiking through nature.

What advice would you give your high school self?

Always be fierce and fearless. Forge ahead on the path you know is right.

When you were in high school, what were your aspirations?

Honestly?  I still don’t know what I want to be when I grow up!  But it’s never about the destination; it’s about the journey you experience on the way.