9th-grade lead teacher
Sara Thompson has been teaching high school science for the last 11 years. She was raised and educated in Florida, graduating from the University of South Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences. One of the highlights of her collegiate career was completing an Americorps program on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. During her 11-month stay on the Cape, she worked with the Marine Biological Lab in Woods Hole, performing shellfish genetics research for the town of Mashpee. She loves incorporating stories of sperm whale rescues, beach grass plantings and her chainsaw certification into class presentations. She has taught and tutored students in California and Florida in every high school science but has found her niche teaching biology.
She is thrilled to be starting year three at New West Charter as the 9th-grade lead teacher. She feels like this is the first educational environment that has challenged and supported her in a way that makes her proud to call New West Charter High School home!