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I believe that education is a team effort, and the cornerstone of our profession today must be building relationships. Students must build relationships with their world, teachers must build relationships with their students, and teacher training programs must build relationships with schools.

Kathy Thompson


I believe that the main pillar of teacher quality is a firm foundation in content knowledge. I emphasize to my students that a deep understanding of their core academic areas has an immeasurable impact on student learning. This is the focus of my work in the Improving Teacher Quality office. I center on ensuring students are current in their content areas and providing innovative strategies as well as the skills to successfully incorporate emerging technologies into the classroom.

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