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Degrees and Certifications:

I received an AA degree in Zoology from Palomar College, my BA degree in Behavioral Science from National University. I also have a single subject credential in General Science and have a Subject Matter Authorization in Biology. I obtained my Masters degree in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in K-12 science from Concordia University. I have my certification for teaching Gifted and Talented students (GATE)

Mrs. Cathleen Hansen


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Welcome to 7th grade Science!!!

I have been teaching 7th grade science for 11 years at Thompson. I have been teaching the the Murrieta school district for 22 years.

Science has always been my first love and my goal is to instill a love for science in all my students while also helping them become caring human beings. 

I have been married for 34 1/2 years and have two children, a son and a daughter and three grandchildren: 2 girls and a boy. I LOVE animals and environmental issues so I am happy that our new science standards (NGSS) for 7th grade are covering many aspects of the world's environmental concerns.  I have a passion for Orangutan's and I am involved with the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation and One More Generation, who are trying to save these fabulous animals.



Last Modified on August 23, 2021