The University of Iowa

Sean Thompson

Sean Thompson
Communications Specialist

Sean Thompson aims to use his skills as a communicator to help people and make a difference. He earned his bachelor's degree in journalism and English from the University of Iowa. He has worked as a journalist, presidential campaign staffer and most recently as public relations coordinator for the UI Huntington’s Disease Society of America (HDSA) Center of Excellence. In 2014, he received the Excellence in Family Service Award from the HDSA Iowa Chapter. Sean is a volunteer crisis counselor with CommUnity Crisis Services and has annually run the Chicago Marathon since 2011 to raise money for organizations such as UI Dance Marathon and the Alzheimer's Association.  

Recent Blog Posts

Teen girl writing in class

Teach and Practice Writing Skills With a Writing Prompt Guide

Introducing the new IRRC resource to help students, teachers, and caregivers better understand and work with effective writing prompts.
Teen browsing books at book store

Find Books for Teens for Use at School or at Home With a Young Adult Literature Guide

Learn how the guide can help you plan reading and learning opportunities for your teens.
Mother and two daughters learning at home

Supporting Your Children’s and Teens’ Home Learning: A Guide for Families

The IRRC’s Supporting Your Children's and Teen's Home Learning Guide provides web resources by subject area and for assistive technology use, as well as tips for a successful home learning approach.