Theodore Thompson

Executive Team – National

Theodore Thompson

Chief Program Officer

Ted Thompson has been in the education sector for 21 years and has a record of accomplishments in positions ranging from teacher to school district administrator. Ted is committed to urban districts and continues to research trends to understand leadership actions and system behavior to support growth in student achievement.

Most recently, Ted was the Vice President of Engagement & Implementation for the Network of Teaching Entrepreneurship, an education program non-profit. Prior to that, he served as the Deputy Chief Academic Officer for the Baltimore City Public School System and has held leadership roles at Syracuse City School District, DC Public Schools, the School District of Philadelphia, and Columbus City Schools.

Ted earned his Master’s in Educational Administration and Doctorate in Educational Leadership and Organizational Management from Ashland University. His dissertation was entitled “African American Leadership: Understanding Historical Paradigms for Community Empowerment”. Ted earned his BA in History and Psychology from Cleveland State University. Ted currently serves on the National Charter Collaborative board, National Career Academy Coalition Advisory Board. Ted also serves as President of Maryland DECA and founding board member of the Angela Y. Davis Leadership Academy in Baltimore, MD.