Margaret Jamieson Thornton Elementary School

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We are excited to share that ES #23 in Charles County has a new name: Margaret Jamieson Thornton Elementary School! The Board of Education of Charles County and a naming committee reviewed around 50 proposed names and voted unanimously to approve the name at their March 18th session.

Born in 1931, Margaret Jamieson Thornton was a lifelong resident of Charles County and an educator with Charles County Public Schools. She strongly supported early education, lobbied for the Board of Education to include kindergarten in the local educational curriculum, and was one of the first kindergarten teachers in Charles County. She taught in CCPS for more than 30 years.