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 volunteers helping kids with cancer through UI Dance Marathon, running the Chicago Marathon each year to raise money for the kids since 2011.

Recent Blog Posts

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.
Girl and mother working on laptop

Supporting Your Children's and Teens' Home Learning: Weekly Writing Prompts for Children

Have your children practice their writing skills at home with our writing prompts in English and Spanish!
Teaching using mentor text to teach

Using Mentor Texts to Learn From the Best and Improve Students’ Writing

Learn about selecting a good mentor text to teach students writing techniques and approaches through instruction and discussion.