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Town of Westlake, Westlake Academy IB World School


Pirjo Thompson started at Westlake Academy in 2015 where she has held positions as Math Specialist and Grade Four Teacher.   Mrs. Thompson is originally from Finland, where she earned a M.Ed from the University of Helsinki and taught in the highly regarded Finnish public school system.  She has been a teacher for over 30 years, teaching in Finland, Sweden, Germany, and in the Carroll ISD.  Before moving to the USA, Mrs. Thompson taught math at the MYP level at the Oulu International School in Finland - a 400-pupil public IB School she helped to establish.  
Mrs. Thompson now lives in Southlake with her husband. They have three children, Taylor, Timothy, and Audrey, who all attended an IB School when living in Finland. Mrs. Thompson loves the opportunity to work in an internationally minded school. She loves an atmosphere that encourages students to be open-minded and globally aware. One of Mrs. Thompson’s goals is to help each student find his or her strengths and motivation.