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Can creating a life of intention, setting boundaries, and living your authentic vision not only bring more joy to your life, but also empower your students? Join Tessa Thompson and I as we explore what life looks like when we working towards our goals inspires others around us. Tessa and I also discuss simple yet effective ways to increase student engagement and holding space for our students to create their own goals and visions.
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Tessa Thompson is a proud Veteran of the United States Air Force (Served in Operation Enduring and Iraqi Freedom). Thompson graduated from the University of Wisconsin Parkside in 2004 with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Spanish, and Certificate in Nonprofit Management. Thompson received a Master of Social Work degree in 2008 from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. Thompson specializes in Social Work in the areas of Case Management, Family and Individual Counseling, Substance Abuse and School Social Work. She is a Solution Focused and Holistic Perspective Social Worker who believes in looking at the whole person in their environment and works to empower others by developing a plan to meet future vision and goals. Thompson currently works for Kenosha Unified School District as a School Social Worker. In 2018 she launched Balanced Vision Consulting LLC. to empower others to change their narrative and be their best self. Tessa Thompson is a woman of advocacy, support and empowerment to
those in her community. She is the recipient of the City of Madison's Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Humanitarian Award in 1999. The University of Wisconsin Parkside's Dr. Martin
Luther King Jr. Community Service Award January 2011 and University of Wisconsin Parkside's Distinguished Alumni Service Award May 2011. Thompson’s future goals include continuing to work in her community to create a network of leaders providing advocacy, social justice and empowerment. Thompson's greatest joy is her life as a mother of 6 children and wife.
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