Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelors of Elementary Ed. Minot State U. Master in Educational Leadership Concordia U.
On behalf of Fairview Schools, I would like to welcome you to the Fairview School Website. My name is Mark Thompson and I'm in my 16th year of education. My career started off in the fall of 2003 in Walkala, South Dakota. I had the pleasure of teaching at the Smee School district until the spring of 2007 as the sixth grade teacher. In the fall of 2007, I stepped into the Fairview School as a full-time substitue teacher (subbed all but one day that year) and haven't looked back. While not in the classroom, I enjoy coaching basketball and football. My favorite part of coaching is the athletes. I was fortunate enough to coach some amazing individuals and in 2010 they allowed me to come along as we marched to a state championship in girls basketball and a perfect season, 27-0. I currently coach Junior High football and Junior High boys basketball. In January of 2015 I took over as the K-8 Principal and currently hold that position along with athletic director.
Ouside of school I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. Beth and I have been married for 15 years and have five boys. Jacob-14, Landen-12, Elliot-9, Marshal-5, and Finley-3. As you can imagine our lives are pretty busy and hearts are full. I couldn't imagine it any different. If ever traveling through Fairview please stop by the school and say hi.