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Mrs. Josey Thompson
HJM Assistant Principal
Greetings Warcubs! My name is Josey Thompson. I am so incredibly honored to start my 1st year as Assistant Principal at The H.J. Mac Donald Middle School. I started my educational journey as a Biology and Physical Science Teacher at Kinston High School. After three years, I transferred to Rochelle Middle School, where I taught 7th and 8th grade Science for eight years. These past five years, I enjoyed teaching Chemistry, Physics, and Earth/Environmental Science at Greene Early College High School. I earned my National Boards while simultaneously earning my Masters in Educational Leadership at Concordia University, as well as my Masters in Administration and Masters in Science Education at East Carolina University, Arrrgh! I am ready for the new experiences, opportunities, and challenges to help my continued growth and development as a leader.
On a personal note, I am married to my husband, Steven, and we are blessed with two fantastic, intelligent, and talented children. Shyire is a junior student-athlete that plays baseball at William Peace University. Jaiya is a fifth-grader, our triple threat that dances and participates in a musical theater group. As a family, we enjoy life experiences, creating memories, and love to have fun. Our favorite pastime is chilling on our porch and fishing. I love to cook and spend time with my family.
As your Assistant Principal, I look forward to building new relationships, learning, service, and supporting all stakeholders. I am excited to be back with the most ambitious and curious middle school students. Most importantly, I am ready to motivate and encourage teachers to develop the most efficient and effective way to improve classroom instruction to help students achieve excellence through experiences.