Avery J. Thompson has a passion for young people and thus her service has had a lifelong connection with the education of persons of varied age cohorts in her over 36 years of Teaching and Administration. Her training is in the area of Mathematics, Music and Computer Languages. She has used these skills both in the classroom and the office.
Her professional experience has spanned the public and private systems. She started in teaching Mathematics to the Teachers in Training at the then West Indies College. From there she continued with facilitating instruction in the same field in Nassau, Bahamas and Michigan, USA.
Though not trained in the area of accounting, her logical reasoning and mathematics background served her well when she was employed as Accounts Payable Supervisor at Channel 6 television, in Miami, Florida where she was able to reconcile accounts that had been ignored for years and were a constant source of frustration for the President of the station.
She completed her B.A. in Secondary Education at Northern Caribbean University (NCU) (Jamaica) and her M.S. in Mathematics Education with an emphasis in Computing at Florida International University (Miami, Florida)
Her return to Jamaica had her teaching Mathematics and Computer Science at NCU and based on both these fields, she was asked to take up responsibilities of the Chair of the academic department of Mathematics, Engineering and Computer Science as well as Director of Admissions & Records. Mrs. Thompson is an Associate Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science.
Upon the split of the Admissions and Records areas, she was asked to serve as University Registrar, a role that spanned 17 years and which served to turn that area from a paper, pen and typewriter to a fully computerized and automated entity that greatly enhanced the time and services to its customers.
She returned to her first passion of teaching for two years and subsequently now serves as Assistant Director of Distance Education at NCU. She has made numerous presentations to young persons with reference to their best selves and the commitment that is needed for God and country. She is married to Herbert Thompson and together they have two adult daughters, Dianne and Kamulah. She enjoys reading and likes to play Badminton, Squash, Scrabble and Crossword Challenges.