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Aleta Thompson serves on the ELA Curriculum Cadre for grades K-12 in the Cape Henlopen School District in Delaware and is the Director of the 21CCLC After School Program, Learning Through the Arts. She was a high school English teacher for nearly 30 years in Delaware schools, and has also taught courses at the University of Delaware, including Reading in the Content Area and Cultural Diversity, Schooling, and the Teacher. Ms. Thompson leads curriculum development workshops for teachers and text-based writing preparation for district staff, and she coordinates and facilitates several reading, writing, and ELA programs in her district.
Ms. Thompson has served on multiple committees for the Delaware Department of Education, including the Delaware Recommended Curriculum ELA Committee, the DSTP test development committee, and the Regulation 502 curriculum evaluation committee for ELA for K-12. She has been recognized as the Secondary Teacher of the Year by the Delaware Association of Teachers of English, and she has received awards for her work advising a student publication, including first place from the Delaware Press Association and the Distinguished Adviser award from the Temple University Press Association. Ms. Thompson earned both her M.A. and her B.A. in English from the University of Delaware.