Meet Mrs. Thompson

  • I am thrilled to join the Persell Knight family for the 2020-21 school year! Persell is a great Middle School and I can not wait to begin to work with the staff, students, and families.

    This will be my 17th year in education: 2019-20: JHS Assistant Principal, 2017-19: JPS STEAM Coordinator, 2004-17:  middle and high school science teacher.   I grew up in North East, PA and went on to attend college at SUNY Fredonia where I earned the following degrees:  Bachelor's of Science in Earth Science (2004), Master's of Science in Curriculum and Instruction (2006), Advanced Certification in School Building Leadership (2017), and Advanced Certification in School District Leadership (2018).  I live in Jamestown with my husband and three children.  As a family we enjoy hiking, attending sporting events, skiing and traveling each summer to the Outer Banks.


  • Traci Thompson

    Mrs. Traci Thompson

    Assistant Principal

    (716) 483-4406