Director of Academic Services
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Mrs. Rebecca Thompson has been an active member of our administrative team in District 49 for over 15 years. She joined us as a Literacy Coach at the opening of Ridgeview Elementary School and supported their staff with her passion for the teaching of reading and writing. Later she helped Meridian Ranch Elementary School to obtain IB status as an interim Administrator. Eleven years ago, Rebecca transitioned to the role of Assistant Principal and opened Odyssey Elementary School with Mrs. Pam Weyer. Odyssey began as a STEM focus school and Mrs. Thompson has now been an integral part of starting the Literacy Excellence Program (LEx) to support students with characteristics of Dyslexia at Odyssey. Moving the Innovation plan for LEx forward, Mrs. Thompson and Dr. Pickering worked together to expand the innovation and replicate successful processes in a new school that would allow students from other POWER Zone schools and students from outside of the district to benefit from the Take Flight intervention and accommodations in classrooms. Mrs. Thompson has a passion for helping others to find their strengths and to overcome barriers to learning.