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Mr. Brian Thompson


An avid fan of Bruce Springsteen, Eric Clapton, and Star Wars, Mr. Thompson is the Dean of Residential Life, teaches Reconstructive Language and history, and coaches golf and modified lacrosse.
Job Title
Dean of Residential Life, Reconstructive Language Faculty, History Faculty, Golf Assistant Coach

Faculty Information

Main Building, Whitcomb - 2 South
Dorm Parent, Faculty, History, Reconstructive Language

Contact Information

School Phone
Main 204


B.A. History, SUNY at Geneseo
M.S.Ed. Differentiated Instruction, Canisius College

Other Information

Employed Since

Mr. Brian Thompson began working at The Gow School in 2011, after graduating from SUNY at Geneseo with a Bachelor of Arts in History. At Gow, he received training in Reconstructive Language, which he has taught since coming to the school. 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). In addition, Mr. Thompson is a New York State certified Social Studies and Gifted Education teacher and has taught 6th, 7th, and 10th grade History at Gow.

Mr. Thompson's interests include reading and listening to music. His favorite musicians are Eric Clapton and Bruce Springsteen, and he has been fortunate enough to see each of them in concert multiple times. He enjoys golfing, playing soccer, and coaching lacrosse. Mr. Thompson is also a fan of Star Wars and the Harry Potter books.