Michael Clay Thompson: Biography

MICHAEL CLAY THOMPSON is the 2010 recipient of the Richard W. Riley award from South Carolina Consortium for Gifted Education.

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Over a period of thirty years, he was a classroom teacher, middle school head, and academic. Now Michael is a full-time author and consultant. An acclaimed speaker and workshop presenter, through his teaching, books, and presentations, he has inspired thousands of students and educators with a new love of language and literature.

Michael Clay Thompson received his bachelor’s degree from Washington and Lee University, studied for gifted education accreditation at Mars Hill College and obtained his MA from Western Carolina University. During his teaching career he taught in schools in Indiana, Tennessee, and North Carolina.

He has served on the Board of Directors of the National Association for Gifted Children and as an online instructor in Language Arts for the Northwestern University Gifted Learning Links program. He has been a faculty member of the Wake Forest University Summer Institute for Gifted Education, also of the University of North Carolina/Charlotte Summer institute for Gifted Education and of The Cullowhee Experience. He has served on the Board of Directors for the North Carolina Association of Gifted & Talented and on the regional Board of Advisors to the North Carolina/South Carolina Future Problem Solving Program. He was formerly a consultant to the Center for Gifted Education at the College of William and Mary, consultant and Lead Scholar for the National Javits Project for Language Arts, and President of the Indiana Gifted Association.

Michael Clay Thompson has written more than 100 books, all with Royal Fireworks Press. All levels of his English Language Arts Curriculum are being issued as iBooks as well as in print versions.

His work also appears in Developing Verbal Talent (William & Mary Center for Gifted Education.)

Michael lives in Durham, North Carolina, with his wife, Myriam who has co-authored several of his books.

He has a new (2016) Author page on Facebook.

To inquire about booking Michael Clay Thompson for a conference, contact: Dr. T.M. Kemnitz
Royal Fireworks Press
telephone: (845) 726-4444
fax: (845) 726-3824
email: mail@rfwp.com

Details of Presentations and Workshops for conferences and school districts.

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