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Mary Thompson

Studio Art Instructor - Appointed 2022

Undergraduate Degree

  • B.S. in Art Education & Minor in Art History, Plymouth State University

Honors and Awards

  • Bachelor of Science in Art Education Award
  • Summa Cum Laude

Activities in College

  • President of Student Art Collective
  • Student Fellow at the Museum of the White Mountains

Best VCS Moment

Just Dance sessions during Morning Meeting! I love the spirit, joy, and silliness we all share in those moments!

Inspirational Quote

“The trouble is that we have a bad habit, encouraged by pedants and sophisticates, of considering happiness as something rather stupid. Only pain is intellectual, only evil is interesting. This is the treason of the artist; a refusal to admit the banality of evil and the terrible boredom of pain.”
Ursula K. LeGuin

Interests and Hobbies

I enjoy many activities, especially those with creative elements! My favorites are thrifting, painting, upcycling, and screen Printing. I also enjoy rock climbing and hiking.

Brief Biography

I grew up in Windham, Maine with my parents and older brother. My mom had a huge influence on me, as she has been an art teacher for almost 20 years. After high school, I attended Hampshire College in Amherst, MA, where I had the opportunity to teach in an elementary school art program and found my passion for teaching art. I then transferred to Plymouth State University in New Hampshire, where I spent the rest of my college career. After graduation, I began teaching art at Franklin Middle School in Franklin, NH. After spending some time on vacations with my partner in Charlotte, I knew I wanted to live here someday. This dream led me to Vermont Commons, where I couldn’t be happier to teach such a wonderful community of students!

Scholarship. Community. Global Responsibility.

At Vermont Commons School, our goal is to engage students with their world. We achieve this through programs and a curriculum grounded in local and global involvement.