George A. Thomson

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Objective: To reach individual students with innovative approaches to instruction.

Summary of qualifications:


1981 - 1985 Arizona State University Tempe, AZ
BA Education 1985

1996 - 1999 University of Arizona Tucson, AZ

MA Teaching and Teacher Education 1999

Professional experience:

2011 - Arizona International School

  • High school and middle school online distance instruction by video and on ground
    see instruction videos and lesson plans
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2010 - 2012  Pierson Vocational High School Nogales, AZ
(Retired 5/2012)

1985 - 2010 
Nogales High School Nogales, AZ

  • Teacher of US Government and Economics World History, U.S. History
  • "Senior Project" Coordinator 1996 - 2002
  •   Mock Trial Team Coach 1986 – present

2001- to Present - University of Phoenix, Tucson, AZ

  • Faculty member teaching History, political science, continuing education,
  • English as a Second Language foundations and methodologies
  • Certified "Online Faculty Member" in History, education methods, ESL methods and political science.
2005 - Present - Pearson Mesa NBPTS Scorer
Scoring of NPBTS portfolio entries

2008 -to 2009 U.S. Department of State

Language instruction for employees of the Nogales, Sonora U.S. Consulate

2004 to 2005  – Cochise College Nogales, Arizona

  •  Adjunct instructor of history, humanities and political science

 1983 - 1985 Grand Canyon High School Grand Canyon, AZ

  •  Teacher of Arizona government, Spanish, band, American History

Awards/ Recognitions / Certifications Received

Languages: Fluent in English and Spanish

State of Arizona Commission Membership

  • Santa Cruz County, AZ Community College Board Member - 2005 to 2011
  • Santa Cruz County, AZ Planning and Zoning Commissioner
  • Arizona Supreme Court Commission on Judicial Performance Review
  • Girl Scout Troop 2180 Co-leader
References and letters:

Contact Information:

George Thomson

PO Box 4905
Tubac, AZ 85646


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