Principal's Biography

K. Eric Thompson

Principal K. Eric Thompson

K. Eric Thompson is the Principal of the Quakertown Sixth Grade Center (SGC).

The 2019-2020 school year is Mr. Thompson's sixteenth year in public education (eleven years as an administrator and five years as a teacher).  His service in education began in 2004 as a middle school Social Studies teacher in the Downingtown Area School District in Downingtown, PA and continued as Assistant Principal at Warwick High School in Lititz, PA.  Mr. Thompson has been an administrator in QCSD since 2011, serving three years as Assistant Principal at Strayer Middle School, then four years as Principal of Pfaff Elementary School.  This is his second year as Principal of the SGC.

Born and raised in Coatesville, PA, Mr. Thompson completed his undergraduate studies at Eastern University in St. Davids, PA, graduating magna cum laude in May 2004.  At Eastern, he majored in History and Secondary Education, while also serving as lead resident assistant in one of the halls on campus and serving as the teaching assistant to the university's chaplain.  He completed post-baccalaureate studies at Villanova University, earning a Master of Arts degree in Educational Leadership in December 2008.  At Villanova, he was honored as the first student to pass the university's rigorous Educational Leadership Comprehensive Written Examination "With Distinction" and he was selected as the College of the Arts and Sciences' "Student of the Semester" in the spring of 2008.  Currently, he is pursuing a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership and Superintendent's Letter of Eligibility at Immaculata University.

Mr. Thompson lives locally with his wife (a former high school special education teacher) and their three children (a second grader, third grader, and fourth grader).

Contact Mr. Thompson at kthompson@qcsd.org

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