Myrdin Thompson has been a Louisville public school parent, volunteer & advocate since 2002. She is the Regional Director (Central States) for the National Family Engagement Alliance. She also is a volunteer advocate for the United Nations Foundation Shot@Life program, an alumni volunteer advocate for KaBOOM!, and a contributor to Parent Involvement Matters (about education policy and parent engagement).
She was recognized in April 2011 by the White House as a "Champion of Change" was the 2010 Kentucky Delegate for Parenting magazine's Mom Congress, was recognized as the "Mom of the Moment", Parenting Magazine, School Years (March 2010); and a KaBOOM! Playmaker of the Month (June 2008). She has a MA in Renaissance Drama from CSUF and has taught college English Composition courses.