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Summer Principals Academy
The Education Leadership Program in the Department of Organization and Leadership
Lindsey Thompson is a secondary mathematics teacher at Hartford Public High School Nursing Academy in Hartford, CT. The Nursing Academy utilizes a college-ready, nursing and health science themed curriculum that prepares students to be competitive for acceptance to a four-year Nursing or related science-based college. In her three years teaching there, Lindsey has chaired the mathematics department, written the College Level Algebra 2 curriculum, participated in redesigning the school around Nation Academy Foundation Principles (NAF), and has led as student council and class advisor. Lindsey received a B.S. in Mathematics Education from Minnesota State University, Mankato in 2006. As a 2009 Teach for America alumna, Lindsey has had the opportunity to coach first-year math teachers in the transition to teaching in an urban school in Connecticut. Through the program she also evaluated new teacher certification documents recommending corps members to either advancement to state teacher certification or additional development. Lindsey is looking forward to building a school community where students, staff, and parents who are challenging the systemic factors that promote educational inequity.