Eboni-Rose Thompson is a native Washingtonian educated in both DC Public Schools and the charter sector. She was the first valedictorian of the SEED School of Washington, DC, going on to receive a BA in History from the University of Pennsylvania, while working in their Office of Government and Community Affairs. Currently Ms. Thompson works as a Program Specialist at Save the Children US, a leading organization that creates equity and opportunity for children globally. In her role with Save the Children, she oversees their early childhood and school-age literacy programs in the District and contributes to projects for their National Education and Health Team.
Prior to working with Save the Children, she was employed with DC Public Schools in the Office of Family and Public Engagement. While at DCPS, she led an interdepartmental Innovation Team to design a comprehensive template highlighting the impact of system-wide school reforms and initiated a district-wide parent leadership initiative to support developing capacity for parent organizations, including a “PTA Prep Series” for burgeoning parent leaders. In 2011, she received the Founder’s Day award from DC PTA for her parent leadership efforts.
Ms. Thompson’s work in her community includes service as a second term advisory neighborhood commissioner and the Chair of the Ward 7 Education Council. She is the former legislative chair for DC PTA, serves as an LSAT member for Plummer Elementary School, and is a contributor for Greater Greater Education. Eboni-Rose participated on the Ward 7 redistricting committee following the 2010 census, working groups for the DC Promise Neighborhood Initiative, and had the privilege to serve on the 2013 OSSE Parent Engagement Summit Panel.