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Teresa Thompson

Teresa Thompson

Teresa Thompson

Faculty

Phone: 408-855-5349
Email: teresa.thompson@wvm.edu
Office Location: GC-321C
Department: Accounting

Teresa Thompson started her education at the community college level at West Valley College in Saratoga.  And after taking a financial accounting class she was completely hooked on the subject. She transferred to the University of California, Riverside where she earned her bachelor's degree in business administration with an accounting concentration. After graduation, she went to work in public accounting with Windes & McClaughry Accountancy Corporation where she specialized in taxation.
 
After earning her CPA license, she went to work at the national headquarters for Hyundai Motor America. There she specialized in financial accounting and later moved into financial forecasting, planning and analysis for the international company. During this time she returned to school to earn her master's degree in business administration with an entrepreneurship concentration from the University of California, Irvine.

Teresa enthusiastically returned to the education field and has taught a variety of accounting and taxation courses over the past ten years and is currently full-time, tenured faculty at Mission College. 
 
Teresa also works with the United Way to bring free tax preparation services to low-income taxpayers and has even created a tax site at Mission College for this purpose.  If you are interested in participating in this program as a tax preparer, or learning more about the program, email or call Teresa -she loves to talk about the VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) Program with anyone!  
 
Education
University of California, Riverside, B.S. in Business Administration
University of California, Irvine, M.B.A Entrepreneurship
 
Fall Classes
Financial Accounting (ACC 001A): Monday-Thursdays 8:00 -9:00am
Financial Accounting (ACC 001A): Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:20 -11:25am
Basic Accounting Principles & Procedures (ACC 022): Mondays & Wednesdays 9:20 -11:55am  
 
Textbooks
Financial Accounting:  PDF Online
 
Professional Affiliations
CalCPA -Silicon Valley Chapter, Board Member
United Way -Bay Area Site Coordinators, Member
 
Professional Presentations
 
Thompson, T. (2019).  Engaging Students Through Non-Traditional Methods.  Presented at the annual national conference of the Teachers of Accounting at Two Year Colleges (TACTYC), Ft. Worth, TX.  
 
Thompson, T. & Annand, D. (2019).  Development of OER-based Introductory Financial Accounting Text Based on US GAAP.  Presented at the annual national conference of the Teachers of Accounting at Two Year Colleges (TACTYC), Ft. Worth, TX.  
 
Thompson, T. & Liu, J. (2010).  Service Learning Through VITA.  Presented at the annual national conference of the Teachers of Accounting at Two Year Colleges (TACTYC), Carefree, AZ.  
 
Professional Awards
Excellence Award for Service to the CommunityMission College, 2019
Program Excellence -Accounting Program, Mission College, 2018
"Newbie" Excellence, Mission College, 2015
Puck Award for Innovation, Chaffey College, 2010
Gold Presidential Award -White House Award for Community Service, 2010
Gold Presidential Award -White House Award for Community Service, 2009
 
Fast Facts
Enjoys dancing and reading in her spare time.  As well as spending time with her wonderful husband and adorable daughter!
 
Motto
"Don't be afraid to be amazing"