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Charlie Thompson

Research and Policy Associate

Charlie Thompson is a Research and Policy Associate At the Learning Policy Institute. She is a member of the Deeper Learning team, where she focuses on social and emotional learning, the California Performance Assessment Collaborative, and LPI’s work with the Partnership for the Future of Learning.

Previously, Thompson taught in a public high school in New York City and in a private elementary and middle school for students with language-based learning disabilities in Belmont, CA. As a graduate student, Thompson was a research assistant at the Highlander Institute, a nonprofit organization that works alongside educators and education leaders to build capacity to make personalized educational experiences available to all learners. There, she supported and evaluated the implementation of blended and personalized teaching and learning in schools in and around Providence, RI.

Thompson holds an M.A. in Urban Education Policy from Brown University, an M.A. in Teaching English, Secondary Education from Teachers College at Columbia University, and a B.A. in English Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Pennsylvania. She also holds a California single-subject teaching credential and a New York English Language Arts teaching initial certificate.