I Am Hamilton Video Feature Gena Thompson, a parent volunteer at Brown Academy
Posted on 04/20/2020
Photo: (Left to Right) Gena Thompson is presented an I Am Hamilton shirt by Shannon Morrow, first-grade teacher, Brown Academy.  Gena’s three children Otis, Ira, and Genevieve joined her for the photo.Today, “I am Hamilton” spotlights Gena Thompson, a parent volunteer at Tommie F. Brown Academy. She is a former combat medic and taught about veterans for Veterans Day wearing her uniform. Thompson was a major factor in the school's participation in the Jump Rope for Heart pledge drive.

“I am Hamilton” highlights the contributions of alumni, teachers, parents, students, support workers, and community members in providing opportunities for children in the classrooms of Hamilton County Schools. Better opportunities for children today mean a brighter future filled with possibilities for our graduates, their families, and the community.

The Thompson family (mom, dad, grandmother, and kids) is very involved at Brown Academy. They participate in all of the fundraisers and events. Gena Thompson provides healthy snacks and supplies for multiple classrooms. She also is a positive role model and cheerleader for the school and children.

“Maintaining a high level of parental involvement can be a challenge, so Mrs. Thompson and her family are like a breath of fresh air,” wrote Shannon Morrow, first-grade teacher, Brown Academy, in nominating Thompson. “It really makes me happy to have such a caring, strong role model for my class and my school.

To nominate someone for “I Am Hamilton,” send an email to communications@hcde.org with the name of the person you would like to nominate, the school the individual is connected to in Hamilton County Schools, the person’s title, and what makes the individual a valued contributor to Hamilton County Schools. You can nominate a graduate, teacher, parent, student, support worker, community member, or anyone playing a role in a school in the district. Also, include your name, school or location, and title.

Photo: (Left to Right) Gena Thompson is presented an I Am Hamilton shirt by Shannon Morrow, first-grade teacher, Brown Academy. Gena’s three children Otis, Ira, and Genevieve joined her for the photo.

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The I Am Hamilton series won a 2019 NSPRA Golden Achievement Award for school district communications from the National School Public Relations Association.