Najjah Thompson

Executive Search Specialist

Najjah is a native of Miami, FL., and holds a BA in Music Education and MM in Music Performance from the University of Miami. He is pursuing an MS in Learning and Organizational Change from the School of Education and Social Policy at Northwestern University.

Najjah started his education and public service career as a Servant Leader with the Children’s Defense Fund’s Freedom Schools Program. In 2015, he began teaching elementary and secondary music at Chicago Public Schools. After a few years of teaching, he transitioned to administration and became the Arts Education Specialist in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction for the Madison Metropolitan School District.

Most recently, Najjah transitioned to HR and spent three years leading Madison Metropolitan School District’s Recruitment and Engagement Strategy, where he successfully increased the number of highly qualified diverse teachers and district administrators.