Matthew D. Thompson, Ed.D., Superintendent
To the students, families, staff, and community stakeholders of Montgomery County Schools,
As the new superintendent of Montgomery County Schools, I would like to take just a moment to introduce myself and my family. My wife, Stephanie, and my two children (Drew and Rachel) are as excited as I am about moving to the community this summer.
In my 17 years in education I have been an elementary teacher (Franklin County), an elementary school principal (Fayette County), an elementary director at central office (Scott County) and an assistant superintendent (Scott County). I truly believe that educating students is a moral imperative; one that we all must take seriously and work together as a team in order to succeed.
As soon as I officially begin on July 1, I plan to set up informal meetings with many community stakeholders including staff members, local, regional, and state officials, parents and family members, and both current and former students. In these meetings I hope to learn more about how all groups feel about different topics. While these meetings will be informal I hope by speaking with everyone to gain a better understanding of the answers to the following questions:
What is it that you love about Montgomery County?
What is it that you love about Montgomery County Schools?
What is it that is working so well that you want to make sure doesn’t change about Montgomery County Schools?
What are things that you think should change in Montgomery County Schools to make things better for students, families, and staff?
What are characteristics that should be present in every graduate of Montgomery County Schools?
If you are unable to attend any of these information gathering meetings, you will still have an opportunity to answer the questions through an online survey. Information about how to access the survey will be shared in the upcoming weeks.
I consider it a great honor to be chosen as the new superintendent of Montgomery County Schools and I know that by all of us working together as a team, we can show everyone across the state what a wonderful school system we have! As my family gets acquainted with the area over the next few weeks and months, please feel free to introduce yourself to us. We hope to meet you all very soon.
Dr. Matt Thompson7/1/2015