"In the classroom you are a drill sergeant, a rabbi, a shoulder to cry on, a disciplinarian, a singer, a low-level scholar, a clerk, a referee, a clown, a counselor, a dress-code enforcer, a conductor, an apologist, a philosopher, a collaborator, a tap
dancer, a politician, a therapist, a fool, a traffic cop, a priest, a mother-father-brother-sister-uncle-aunt, a bookkeeper, a critic, a psychologist, the last straw."
Adam Thompson is Western Academy’s 5th Grade Homeroom Teacher. He currently teaches the History & Geography, Language Arts, Literature, and Math courses for his grade level. He also serves as the Head Speech and Debate Coach and the Head Wrestling Coach for the lower and upper school. Adam joins the faculty with ten years of experience teaching English and coaching wrestling and forensics at his alma mater, St. Thomas High School. He earned his B.A. in English from Sewanee: The University of the South in 2002, his M.Ed. in Professional Leadership from Regis University in 2009, and his M.A. in English from National University in 2012.