Louise Thompson teaches in the Sure Start Program at Zukeran Elementary School in Okinawa, Japan. She received her B.S. in Psychology from Frostburg State College and certification in Early Childhood Education from Towson State University. Louise believes, "Teachers have a huge impact on the lives of all of their students. Their actions and words have a lifelong influence on a child, which, in turn, influences entire generations. We are catalysts influencing life choices, and providing ongoing opportunities to our students'by working with children, we shape the future of our nation." A colleague writes of her, "Louise Thompson is the model teacher for a demanding program that focuses on offering a better start for children and their parents. Louise exhibits an extraordinary amount of energy and organizational skills, coupled with unswerving devotion in making this valuable program a success."

2006 winner, Louise Thompson
Louise Thompson Sure Start Program Teacher
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