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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.

Students emerge from their time at Vermont Commons School intrinsically motivated to seek out their role for improving the world, with the skills and competencies to do so.