2015-10-22 / Local

Unity teacher named to the board of directors at UVEI

Unity resident Jennifer Thompson has been appointed to the board of directors of the  Upper Valley Educators Institute (UVEI). Thompson is a graduate of  UVEI's Teacher Class of '09, and teaches grades 6 through 8 English  language arts and social studies at Unity Elementary School in Unity.Unity resident Jennifer Thompson has been appointed to the board of directors of the Upper Valley Educators Institute (UVEI). Thompson is a graduate of UVEI's Teacher Class of '09, and teaches grades 6 through 8 English language arts and social studies at Unity Elementary School in Unity.Jennifer Thompson has been appointed to the board of directors of the Upper Valley Educators Institute (UVEI). Thompson is a graduate of UVEI's Teacher Class of '09, and teaches grades 6 through 8 English language arts and social studies at Unity Elementary School in Unity. There, she serves as the student community service coordinator and as liaison to the National Parks Service "Parks in Every Classroom" program. She is also president-elect of Claremont Kiwanis, which serves children living in Sullivan County. Thompson is a frequent guest speaker about education on NHPR and represented UVEI on the NHPR program, "Giving Matters." She was a finalist in the 2016 New Hampshire Teacher of the Year program. Thompson lives in Unity.

The Upper Valley Educators Institute provides individuals who possess a bachelor's degree with an individualized, ten-month program that prepares them for new careers in teaching. UVEI combines the strength of the candidate - maturity, life experience, solid academic credentials - with an intensive program that emphasizes learning the art and craft of teaching by doing it. Interns spend four days a week in a mentor teacher's classroom, and also participate in weekly seminars that explore the best of current thinking on teaching and learning. UVEI has been preparing teachers for more than 45 years, and the program's graduates are teaching in schools throughout northern New England. In 2009, a Principal Internship Program was established, applying a similar pedagogy and philosophy to the preparation of principals. In 2011, UVEI founded the Upper Valley Graduate School of Education, offering masters degrees in advanced teaching and school leadership.

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