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MGMS Teacher Spotlights

Apr 14, 2023 09:13AM ● By Verlene Johnson

Kennan Thompson was born and raised in Cokeville, Wyoming, where he is the youngest of six in his family. In high school, he played football, basketball and ran track. He also was involved in the school’s musical, band, and show choir. He was the yearbook editor and did broadcasting. “It’s a small school so I had to do everything,” Thompson commented.

 After graduating from Cokeville High School, he attended Utah State University earning a Bachelor of Music, Music Education with an emphasis in Choir.

While doing his student teaching at North Cache Middle School, he taught choir, general music, musical theater, percussion, band, and guitar. He is currently in his first year of teaching all the music classes at Mountain Green Middle School.

“I became a teacher because I love helping students learn more about a subject that I love,” said Thompson. “It is fun for me to make music, as well as direct music. I grew up in a family that is all in the education system as well.”

Thompson enjoyed helping with the musical “Disney’s Newsies Jr.” at MGMS where he also made a surprise appearance as Governor Teddy Roosevelt.

Currently, Thompson lives in Logan while his wife is finishing school; however, they plan to move closer to Morgan in the summer.

Thompson met my wife at USU while they were in the same Space Exploration class. They have been married for two and a half years.

In his spare time, Thompson watches a lot of sports, especially hockey. He also enjoys playing basketball. He said he reads a lot of science fiction and fantasy books as well as watch detective shows with his wife.λ

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