Janet Thompson

Coordinator, In-School Leadership, Partnerships, and Engagement

Janet Ware Thompson has spent her adult life in service to the students of Memphis and Shelby County. She began her career in education as a classroom teacher. From there she transitioned into the role of professional school counselor and was later recruited and served in an administrative role in Memphis and Shelby County Schools for nearly three decades. Thompson joined Memphis Music Initiative in September of 2016, managing the In-Schools Team, which currently provides arts engagement in over sixty programs across thirty-three parochial, public and charter schools.