Mr. Brian Thompson
M.S.Ed. Differentiated Instruction, Canisius College
Mr. Brian Thompson began working at The Gow School in 2011, after graduating from SUNY Geneseo with a Bachelor of Arts in History. Although he taught History for several years and has a background in Gifted Education, Reconstructive Language quickly grew into his passion. In 2015, Mr. Thompson earned his Master of Science in Education degree in Differentiated Instruction from Canisius College and was honored with an Innovator Award as an Outstanding Teacher from The International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council (IMSLEC). Mr. Thompson succeeded Mrs. Kathleen Rose as the Chair of Gow’s Reconstructive Language Department upon her retirement in 2019.
Mr. Thompson's interests include reading and listening to music. His favorite musicians and bands are Eric Clapton, Bruce Springsteen, Dave Matthews Band, and Pearl Jam. Mr. Thompson has been fortunate enough to see Clapton in concert three times and Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band ten times. Mr. Thompson is also an avid golfer. He plays in a summer golf league with several other Gow faculty members and was the league’s MVP in 2017. Some of his favorite golf memories are going to the Masters and playing TPC Sawgrass, Harbour Town, and the Sea Island courses with his dad and twin brother. He has also visited the Old Course at St. Andrews.