Tanya Thomson

French Arts Teacher

I began my career as a ninth grade French teacher in Toronto. Having studied Fine Art and French in university, as well as French in a K-12 immersion program, I spent several years in Toronto teaching visual arts and French before moving to Quito, Ecuador. There I taught MYP art for three years, and learned conversational Spanish. My husband and I moved to Atlanta in 2008 where I taught French again, and in 2010 we landed in DC and decided to put down some roots. I taught visual arts and credit recovery French, as well as served in school leadership roles in DCPS for five years and, most recently, rented a small art studio in the Takoma, DC neighbourhood. In addition to painting, I love being outside, traveling, reading, spending time with my family, and looking at art. I have degrees from Queen’s University, the University of Ottawa, and the George Washington University. I am really excited to join DCI and to be part of a community that places social justice, multilingualism, and above all, its students’ potential, as integral to its mission.