Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Amy Shaw
Hello Thompson Tigers and Parents!
I am the counselor for all students with last names that being with A through L. I graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a bachelor’s degree in communication and theatre. After working in downtown Chicago for a few years, I decided education, specifically counseling, is where I need to be. I headed back to school at night and earned my master’s in education in school counseling from DePaul University, Chicago.
Since earning my master’s, my professional life has taken me many places. I started my career working at a small Catholic high school on the north side of Chicago for two years. From there, I moved to Portland, Ore., and worked in a suburban high school as a counselor for four years. Ah, the mountains sure are pretty when you’ve just seen cornfields your whole life! But, alas, the Midwest kept calling me home. I moved back to Chicago and worked for a couple of years in the Chicago Public Schools. I then found a more permanent career home at Thompson Junior High School in 2008. I hope to get to know your child and family during your time here.