Executive Director of Academics
Rebecca Thompson, former McMahon Principal is the Executive Director of Academics. She oversees curriculum, instruction, and assessment from grades PreK-12 and reports to the Assistant Superintendent. Since 2020, Ms. Thompson has served as the principal of McMahon School, embracing HPS’ partnership with the Relay Graduate School of Education and leading her students and staff to improved outcomes for learners. For the last 15 years, Ms. Thompson has served as a teacher, instructional coach, and school leader supporting grades PreK-12. Her experience leading schools, developing big-picture systems for teaching and learning, and her attention to the individual needs of all students make her an excellent choice to take on the role of Executive Director of Academics for Holyoke Public Schools.