Meet the Principal



Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Kimberly Thompson

Kimberly Thompson has been principal at Garden Villas Elementary since Fall 2017. Thompson is a graduate of HISD, having attended Horn Elementary, Meyerland Middle, and the High School for Performing and Visual Arts. She has been an educator in HISD for almost 15 years, serving in various instructional and leadership roles. Thompson began her career at Cornelius Elementary, teaching fourth and fifth grades before moving to Neff Elementary to be a teacher specialist supporting reading teachers in implementing balanced literacy and later an assistant principal. Thompson earned a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies from University of Houston and a master’s degree in educational leadership from Lamar University. She has been a participant in various leadership training opportunities within the district, including the Principal Academy for Collaborative Engagement, School Leadership Academy, and Principal Candidate Development Opportunity. 

Thompson has high expectations for all of the students at GVE and wants to ensure that each of them meets their full potential.  In her free time, she enjoys attending classes at Orange Theory Fitness.  She is a wife and mother to two beautiful daughters.