Marvin T. Thompson
Marvin T. Thompson is president of EmpowerED LLC, an education consulting firm specializing in organizational, administrative and learning systems development for K-12 schools and school districts. Thompson’s previous experience includes service as Superintendent of the Roanoke City school district where he launched an award winning International Baccalaureate program; founding planning principal of Massaponax High School in Spotyslvania, Virginia, where he developed and implemented all policies, procedures, and regulations; member of the State of Virginia Academic Review Steering Committee, reviewing, revising, and developing statewide school performance evaluation processes; implementation of Balridge in Education Standards of Excellence for Prince William County Public Schools, Virginia, resulting in national recognition for top quality standards of operation; utilizing district audit findings to develop a district wide strategic plan for a school district of 13,600 students that was presented as exemplary at the Virginia School Board Governor’s Conference; and training of teachers and administrative leaders in organizational planning and decision-making to improve operational efficiencies and student learning outcomes in various school districts including in Virginia, North Carolina and California.
Thompson has worked closely with teacher training and educational leadership programs across the United States and is at home in the K-12 as well as the university class room. He was recently recognized for leading an entire school division in the design, development, adoption, and implementation of a web based K-12 curriculum that is fully aligned with state curriculum standards and incorporates benchmark assessments that are linked to instructional resources.
Dr. Thompson received his Ed.D. degree in Leadership and Policy Studies from The George Washington University, an M.ED in Administration and Supervision from Virginia Commonwealth University and a B.A. in Psychology and Education from Randolph Macon College in Virginia.