M.A., Brigham Young University
Bellflower High School, Los Angeles, California
Linwood Thompson teaches history at Bellflower High School in suburban Los Angeles, where his program has attracted international attention for its creativity and innovation.
Professor Thompson received his M.A. at Brigham Young University. The California State Senate honored him for “Outstanding Achievement in Education.”
In 1997-1998, he received the State Superintendent of Public Instruction California Teachers of the Year award issued by California Department of Education.
The County of Los Angeles has lauded his “extraordinary altruism, imagination, and talent.” The Los Angeles Times, the Los Angeles Dodgers, and the Sanyo Corporation honored him as one of LA’s “Hometown Heroes” for his contributions to Los Angeles students.
Trained in classical theater, he also pursues a career in acting and directing for stage and screen, working both with a Shakespearean festival and his own acting company.