Degrees and Certifications:
B.S. in Mathematics with Secondary Teaching (Math 7-12) certification.
I figured I'd write a little bit about me. My name is Jacob Thompson, I am a geometry teacher here at GHS.
I've just graduated from the University of North Texas with my degree in mathematics and my secondary teaching certificate. I'm a huge UNT football fan, yes we exist, and you can find me at all the home games during the fall. Go Mean Green!
I absolutely love math, it's the backbone of every technological advancement in the last +100 years. I want to get rid of the stigma that only some people are "math people". In order to be successful at math, all you need to have a great attitude and be ready to challenge yourself. If you believe you will be successful you will be eventually, however if you bring the attitude that math is going to be awful, then unfortunately it will be.
As far as hobbies go, I do triathlons quite frequently. I've completed 2 half-ironmans and multiple olympic and sprint distance triathlons. I love that it gives me a chance to improve myself on the daily.
Anyways, I'm happy to be your (or your child's) math teacher this year. If you ever have any questions or concerns feel free to contact me by email and I'll get back to you as soon as possible!
Get excited for a new year at GHS! Go Leopards!