Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Elizabeth Hammer
I am excited to be at Thompson Jr High teaching special education. This is my 20th year in teaching and I have spent every second of it helping special education students move forward with their education. I have earned my Bachelor's in Science at the University of Dayton in Dayton, Ohio and then my Masters Degree in Reading at Aurora University. Three years ago, I was introduced to the Wilson Reading Program. I have completed the Level 1 Certification as well as am now working on my Level 2 Certification within this program. This year I am teaching Reading Strategies and 6th grade ELA. I am still adapting to a new perspective on teaching as I spent my first 18 years teaching in elementary school. I have found that I enjoy junior high aged students and feel that I can continue to help them make a positive difference in their education. I look forward to a wonderful year of learning!