Welcome from Dr. Thompson, Principal

Thank you for stopping by the Florence Bernd Elementary School webpage. We hope you find it useful and extremely easy to navigate. If you need assistance in anyway, please feel free to contact me. Our theme for the 2019-2020 school term is "Leadership is the name of the game!" We will ensure each student will demonstrate strength of character and will be college or career ready. In order to achieve this vision, we believe in Learning and Leading Together for all should exist. Therefore, we hold high expectations for our students, faculty, staff, parents, and community stakeholders. With all involved, we will see leadership, scholarship, and citizenship blossom. We look forward to a productive year!

A little background about who I am and the experiences I've had should be useful in allowing you to get to know me. I was born and raised in Thomaston, GA with my two siblings, my older sister, Christy, and my older twin brother (5 minutes older), Brad.Siblings My mother and father continue to be great influences in my life, and I am thankful for their continuous support. My sister works in the insurance field, while my brother is a retired Georgia State Patrol Trooper. Although I consider myself a boring person by nature, my interests include lounging at home, playing volleyball, and singing in the choir at church. I am the proud parent of two baby girls. One is a black dachshund, and the other one is a hefty Bassett Hound. I love animals, especially dogs, and I'm happy to introduce my pups to all. Their names are Marlee and Daisee!

Dogs

EDUCATIONAL CAREER

Where has the time gone? It seems like only yesterday I was stepping into a 7th grade math class at Upson-Lee Middle School. Now, 19 years later, I am the PROUD Principal at Bernd Elementary, Where Rigor Is Routine! The following should provide you with an outline of my educational career, bringing me to one of my proudest moments!:

  • 7th Grade Math Teacher, Upson-Lee Middle School, Thomaston, GA (1 year)
  • 6th Grade Social Studies Teacher, Upson-Lee Middle School, Thomaston, GA (3 years)
  • Assistant Principal, Alexander II Magnet School, Macon, GA (4 years)
  • Assistant Principal, Bernd Elementary School, Macon, GA (2 years)
  • Assistant Principal, Weaver Middle School, Macon, GA (3 years)
  • Principal, Bernd Elementary School, Macon, GA (5 years)

EDUCATIONAL BIOGRAPHY

  • Ed. D., Educational Leadership, Administration, and Supervision, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Leadership Endorsement, Educational Leadership, Administration, and Supervision, Troy University, Phenix City, AL
  • M. Ed., Middle Grades Education, Georgia Southwestern State University, Americus, GA
  • Teacher Certification, Middle Grade Education, Georgia Southwestern State University, Americus, GA
  • B.B.A., Risk Management and Insurance, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
  • A. S., Business Administration, Gordon College State University, Barnesville, GA

CONTACT INFORMATION

Please feel free to contact me at 478.779.2750, or e-mail me at john.thompson@bcsdk12.net.

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