BIOGRAPHY

Karson Thompson

ELA Teacher

Karson Thompson was born in Alberta, Canada. He spent most of his childhood in American Fork, Utah, where he developed new communication skills with the help of an encouraging English teacher at American Fork High School. Mr. Thompson hopes to inspire his students to develop critical thinking and writing skills that they didn’t know they had. As a high school student, Mr. Thompson was an avid athlete, playing competitive hockey, rugby, and lacrosse. 

Mr. Thompson also enjoys exploring the outdoors. He has spent the last 3 summers working on a ranch in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. On his days off, he enjoyed hiking, mountain biking, and kayaking with his wife. 

Mr. Thompson received his BA in English Education from Utah State University, where he also minored in Spanish Education. At Utah State University Karson enjoyed his literature and poetry classes and hopes to continue studying similar subjects. He plans to pursue a Master’s Degree in Education. Mr. Thompson has previously taught 9th grade English at Green Canyon High School, 3rd-grade dual-immersion Spanish at Heritage Elementary School and 10th grade English and Spanish 1 at Logan High School. While at Logan High, Mr. Thompson was the assistant lacrosse coach. He hopes to coach lacrosse or rugby at RSL Academy and to one day coach high school hockey.