Amie Thompson, School Board candidate
I am excited to run for the 1-year slot on the GFPS School Board. I am an advocate for student success, teacher support, community partnership, transparency and safe, cost-effective schools. I served on local PTAs for nine years, have volunteered for our public schools for more than 16 years and will complete a master’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga in August.
I encourage partnerships between families and schools and believe all of our students should have the opportunity to learn and improve in the strongest, safest, fiscally responsible public school system we can provide. I will continue to be an advocate for our teachers, who are now facing unprecedented challenges. I will also promote innovative partnerships between our schools and our community that meet the needs of our workforce and build student life skills.
The biggest challenge facing the district is helping students catch up who fell behind the last couple years. I will work to be a liaison between families and schools as we find creative solutions to make sure this generation is ready to thrive and contribute to a strong society.
I’ve lived in Great Falls since 2003, where my husband, Scott, and I raised our two daughters, Lizzie, 21, and Hallie, 19. The girls attended Great Falls Public Schools. Lizzie is a junior in college, and Hallie is a freshman.
I am the communications coordinator for NorthWestern Energy. When our family can get away, we enjoy hiking together, especially in Glacier National Park.
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