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Principal's Message

Welcome to another great year at Thompson Middle School!  We can't wait to see everyone on campus this year.  TMS will continue setting high expectations for each student and helping them grow to reach those goals.  We have a variety of clubs and organizations for students to participate in on campus.  Students need to be involved in at least one club, organization, or athletic team on campus.  The students and staff on campus will be broken up into houses again to continue building relationships and as a form of competition.  The students will earn points for their houses by making good grades, having good attendance, and not getting in trouble in classes.  The house that earns the most points for the year will earn a trip to Six Flags!  
A little information about myself!  I grew up in Mesquite, about thirty minutes from Quinlan.  I graduated from WMHS in 1995 before moving on to Texas A&M University-Commerce to work on my Bachelor's degree.  After completing my degree, I accepted a position as a history teacher at McDonald Middle School in Mesquite (the same school I attended as a student).  I held several roles/positions while working in Mesquite ISD for nine years.  Then, I left Mesquite ISD to become an assistant principal at TMS in 2009.  After that, I served as an assistant principal for Mr. Tull and Mr. Taylor for four years before becoming the principal at TMS in the spring of 2013.  This school year is my ninth year as the TMS principal.
My wife of twenty-two years is a dyslexia teacher in Terrell ISD.  We have two sons who attend FHS.  The oldest is a senior, and the youngest is a sophomore.        
Feel free to reach me anytime by email:  Brian.Kinsworthy@quinlanisd.net or phone at 903-356-1500. 
I look forward to serving the community and families of Quinlan ISD for many more years to come.   
Have a great day,
Brian Kinsworthy
Thompson Middle School