Mrs. Patricia Thompson

Phone: 816-316-7959


Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Patricia Thompson

4th grade teacher

(816) 316-7959


Years of teaching experience:

37 years of experience


Area of expertise

Elementary Education


Educational background

1986 Masters of Arts in Education,  Webster University (Multidisciplinary Studies)

1980 Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education, Rockhurst University- Kansas City



Nominated for Distinguished Teacher of the Year 1990

Nominated for Teacher Of the Month May 2005

Selected Teacher of the Year at Santa Fe 2015 -2016 

Why I Chose Education as My Career of Choice: I chose to become an educator because I wanted to make a difference in the lives of children.  I wanted to be able to teach children to read and to belief in themselves. I wanted to instill in children that if they work hard, they can accomplish anything they set their minds to and that failure is never an option.  I also love working with children and watching them grow from the beginning of the year to the end of the year.  My favorite subject to teach is Math.  I love teaching fractions and being able to see when children make the connection that fractions are apart of our everyday lives.


Personal Interests

In my spare time, I love reading.  I am part of a book club that meets monthly. I grew up going to the library and reading.  Now, I read on my kindle but, I also enjoy just turning the pages of a good book. I enjoy spending time with family.  I love to travel and I often travel with my book club and my family at least once a year.  I am also very active in my church.