UDC's Board of Trustees
Mary C. Thompson
Mary C. Thompson is a native Washingtonian and a product of the Washington, D.C. Public School system. She is a graduate of Wilson Teachers College in the class of 1953 with a Bachelor of Science degree. She holds a graduate degree from the University of Maryland in Administration and Supervision. She has done graduate work at the University of Wisconsin. Her entire career in education has been in Washington,D.C.
Mary taught at Bunker Hill, John Burroughs, and Amidon Elementary Schools. She was appointed principal of Gage and Eckington Elementary schools in 1965 and opened the new Gage-Eckington Elementary school in 1976. As Principal, she served in the LeDroit Park community for more than twenty six years.
Upon retirement from the D.C. School System, Mary was offered a position in the School of Education, at American University. As the Urban Educator in Residence, she continues to teach and supervise young student teachers as they prepare for their fIrst classroom experiences. She also works with seasoned teachers to support them as they work to improve their skills.
Awards and recognition:
Fellowship to the National Principals Center, Harvard University 1984 Ford Fellowship, Educational Development Center, Newton, Ma. 1985-1986 National Distinguished Principal, NAESP, 1986 IDEA Delegate, DC representative, Atlanta, Georgia 1987
In March of 2006, Mary was elected to the Board of Trustees of the University of the District of Columbia as one of the alumnae representatives.