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Subjects Taught


A.A.S. Commercial Art

B.B.L. Business Leadership

M.E.D. Education


After earning a degree in commercial art from Ferris State University in Big Rapids, MI I worked in the field of advertising design for 15 years doing a wide variety of exciting things from illustration, logo design, package design, photography, printing, and pre-press production. I’ve worked in a small design studio, a printing company, and an advertising department in a Fortune 500 company. While doing this I earned a bachelor degree in business leadership from Baker College in Muskegon, MI and teaching certification and a master's degree in education from Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, MI. I’ve taught all subjects in all grades K-8 and art K-12. I’ve taught in inner city and rural public, charter, and parochial schools.

I look forward to working with the students of Dalewood! If you have any questions or would like to visit in the classroom please send me an email or contact the school office. I would like to meet you!

Jeff Thompson,