Natasha Thompson, Chief of Staff

Natasha Thompson

Chief of Staff

Natasha is a distinguished education leader with over 25 years of experience in public school and district-level settings. Currently serving as Chief of Staff, Natasha brings a wealth of expertise in educational reform, leadership development, and equity initiatives.

Before assuming her current role, Natasha held the position of Director of District and School Leadership at PBLWorks. During her tenure, Natasha spearheaded the implementation of a comprehensive PBL ecosystem across Kentucky, significantly impacting educational practices statewide. She also established the Kentucky PBL District Leader Network, a pivotal platform for fostering learning, collaboration, and community among educational leaders.

At PBLWorks, Natasha played a pivotal role in advancing racial equity strategies, working closely with the CEO to integrate equity principles into organizational practices.

Prior to her tenure at PBLWorks, Natasha served as the Director of Magnet Programs and School Redesign at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools in Charlotte, NC. In this capacity, she formulated and executed strategies aimed at enhancing educational equity by eliminating barriers and enhancing access to high-quality magnet programs and innovative school models.

Natasha began her career as a high school English teacher in rural North Carolina before transitioning to administrative roles within Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. Notably, she played a pivotal role in conceptualizing and leading several groundbreaking small schools aimed at fostering innovation and personalized learning.

Natasha earned her bachelor's degree in English Education from NC Agricultural & Technical State University and holds a master's degree in school administration from UNC-Charlotte.

Natasha lives in Harrisburg, NC but spends most weekends at her family cabin in Black Mountain, NC where she finds joy hiking trails along the Blue Ridge Mountains.