Kat Tompkins: Boy Meets World’s Social Studies Teacher

Katherine Tompkins, a.k.a Kat, is one of the most memorable Boy Meets World characters from Season 2, where she emerges as a social studies teacher at John Adams High School and Jonathon Turner’s girlfriend.

Kat Tompkins dated her colleague Jonathon Turner for most of Season 2 before ending the relationship in Season 2, Episode 23: Home. After breaking up with Mr. Turner. Ms. Tompkins is never seen or mentioned again in the series.

Ms. Tompkins’s Introduction to Boy Meets World

Kat Tompkins first appears in Season 2, Episode 9: Fear Strikes Out when Mr. Turner spots her in the school cafeteria. Turner promptly grills Mr. Feeny about her background. Feeny explains that she is the new social studies teacher.

Later in the episode, Mr. Turner reveals his date plans with Katherine, who agrees to meet him for dinner. The two evidently hit it off after Kat says, “See you tonight,” within earshot of both Mr. Turner and Mr. Feeny.

Relationship with Mr. Turner

Ms. Tompkins dates Mr. Turner for most of Season 2, including accompanying him to the Turnaround Dance at John Adams High School. However, Kat breaks up with Jonathon when he fails to commit to a long-term relationship.

Kat Tompkins Boy Meets World Highlights

1) Kat Makes Turner Sweat for The Turnaround Dance

John Adams High School announces The Turnaround Dance, encouraging women to ask men to the dance rather than the traditional expectation. 

When Mr. Turner signs up as a chaperone, he hopes Kat will ask him to the dance. But, instead, she makes him sweat for it before finally asking.

2) Kat Demands Commitment from Mr. Turner

Kat proclaims that she feels safe when Turner holds her but demands a commitment to continue the relationship. Mr. Turner is unwilling to commit, so he dances around the subject until Shawn shows up.

When Chet flees the trailer park — leaving his son homeless, Mr. Turner offers Shawn a place to live. But, as a result, his new commitment is raising a teenager, and he has no room for a serious relationship.

3) Ms. Tompkins Joins The John Adams Faculty

Though we never see her in a classroom setting, Ms. Tompkins represents one of the most attractive Boy Meets World teachers. Her students fawn over her beauty and attempt to live vicariously through Mr. Turner.

Viewers can see Kat Tompkins in the John Adams High School hallways and cafeteria several times during Season 2. Initially, George Feeny reveals her as a social studies teacher compared to Mr. Turner, who teaches English.

Why Ms. Tompkins Left Boy Meets World

Ms. Tompkins leaves Boy Meets World because Mr. Turner is unwilling to commit to a long-term relationship. Turner decides to offer Shawn Hunter a place to live after Chet leaves Philadelphia. As a result, Kat moves on with her life.

Darlene Vogel’s Portrayal of Kat Tompkins

Darlene Vogel plays Ms. Tompkins on Boy Meets World in 1994 and 1995. Vogel has also appeared in several other films and television series, including Back to the Future Part II and Pacific Blue.

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