Bailey Thomson serves as the SPARK Schools Director of School Operations. In her role, Bailey is responsible for ensuring that school operations in each of the network's schools facilitate student achievement and professional development of all staff.
After graduating from the College of William and Mary in the United States in 2010, Bailey began her career in education as a Teach For America corps member at Rocketship Education, the network that pioneered blended learning in the United States. Bailey taught Grade 2 and 3 maths and participated in Rocketship's Emerging Leaders Program. In August 2012, Bailey moved to Johannesburg, South Africa to join the founding team of SPARK Schools. In the past four years, Bailey has led the design and innovation of both the foundation phase (K-3) and intermediate phase (4-7) personalized learning models in each of SPARK's eight schools.