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TSD Names Dr. Maria Gabriel as Director of Language, Culture and Equity

Maria Gabriel

Thompson School District is pleased to announce that it has named Dr. Maria Gabriel as the district’s Director of Language, Culture and Equity.

Dr. Gabriel is currently serving as Assistant Principal and Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) Coordinator at Laurel Elementary School of Arts and Technology in Fort Collins.  As part of her duties at the school, she leads the effort to ensure that all of the students’ academic, social-emotional and behavior needs are met.  In addition, she leads and coordinates state and local assessments at the school and has worked on “positive behavior interventions,” restorative justice practices, student behavior needs and the creation of meaningful relationships with school families. Dr. Gabriel’s varied career also includes work in Thompson School District from 1997 to 2011, serving in the positions of Hispanic Youth Advocate and Equity and Diversity Coordinator.

“I’m humbled and honored to return to my home district, which is where I grew up and is where my children attend school,” Dr. Gabriel said. “I look forward to supporting Thompson’s efforts to increase educational equity for each and every child. I’m excited to work with such a strong and committed team!”

Dr. Gabriel earned a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish Literature and Sociology from the University of Colorado-Boulder.  She also holds a Masters degree in K-12 Education Counseling from the University of Phoenix and she earned a doctorate in Education and Human Resource Studies from Colorado State University.

For more information, please contact Michael Hausmann, Thompson School District Public Information Officer, at 970-613-5011 or via email at