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Monique Burns Thompson

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Monique brought experience as a social entrepreneur, management and human capital consultant and reform-oriented district administrator to the Teach Plus team. She started her career in the business sector (Quaker Oat Co.) in marketing and brand management before moving to the education sector as a consultant for McKenzie Group, opening model middle schools in Washington, D.C.

After spending a year as the assistant principal of one of those schools, Monique then worked as Special Assistant to the Superintendent of the Philadelphia Public School District, which informed her understanding of the need for quality training of urban school teachers and leaders. This focus on human capital development lead her to co-found, and co-lead as President and Chief Curriculum Officer, New Leaders for New Schools. She later worked as a consultant for Building Excellent Schools, supporting the leadership capacity of some of BostonÍs strongest charter schools. Monique earned her Bachelor's Degree from Dartmouth College, her M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, and her MasterÍs in Education from Harvard Graduate School of Education. She is ABD for her doctorate in Education Administration and Social Policy.