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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

Frances Knight Thompson

I am a semi-retired educator (after 37 years of service) with a passion for equity in education and a passion for ending the disparity of the academic achievement of Black male students and their counterparts. I am a wife and mother of three children, 2 sons and 1 daughter. My passion for educating Black male students is born out of my love for my own sons, who were unsuccessful in school and are extremely successful in life. My experience as a certified teacher, an elementary and middle school counselor, my endorsement in gifted education all contribute to my ability to facilitate courageous conversations about the impact of race on teaching and learning.

Areas of Interest: 
Educating Black males,
Guidance and Counseling,
Courageous Conversations about Race