Posted August 9, 2016
Mona Thompson is an Educational Services Consultant with CORE. She holds a Master Math Teacher Certification for grades 4–8 along with a Secondary Mathematics Certification in the state of Texas. She obtained a master’s degree in education with a focus on curriculum and instruction from Sam Houston State University through a Texas program offered to select high-performing math teachers. Ms. Thompson has 30-plus years of teaching experience, with the last 10 years focused on coaching teachers and writing curriculum to ensure success in algebra. She has witnessed firsthand that empowering teachers with current best practices and providing ongoing support are the keys to improving mathematics instruction and success for more students. Ms. Thompson was also instrumental in developing intensive intervention programs that target at-risk students and assisted teachers to provide custom-designed data-driven lessons to meet the needs of all students. As a member of the leadership team, Ms. Thompson provided professional development for teachers and leaders on lesson design, formative assessments, questioning strategies, curriculum alignment, unpacking the standards, content support, and motivating students. She has mentored new teachers through both college and alternative certification programs. Teaching math is her passion, and her experience with both students and teachers enables her to assist educational leaders to solve the tough problems facing teachers across the nation.