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Numeric bids farewell to CEO, Kristen Thompson

It is with a bittersweet heart that we announce Kristen Thompson’s departure from her role as Numeric’s CEO. Kristen who has served in the role for the past three years officially served her last day on Friday, 16 July 2021. Kristen joined Numeric in 2013 initially serving in the role of Program Manager, and serving in other roles before becoming CEO in 2018

Kristen says of her time at Numeric, “I’m incredibly proud of what our team has accomplished together. When I started at Numeric, we worked in 11 schools in Cape Town and we are now in 44 schools in three provinces and we’ve served over 16,500 learners together. Thank you to our team, you are the hardest working and most passionate group of people that I could have possibly had the honour of working with. Our coaches continue to inspire me everyday and provide a glimpse of the bright future of South African education if we are able to continue investing in these future teachers. My thanks to our board and funders for your continued support and for encouraging all of us to strive for excellence and to make a meaningful impact in the lives of our beneficiaries and the future of South African education. I wish the team all the best and I’m excited to see the organisation grow from strength to strength under our new leadership.”

Although a huge loss to the organization and its day to day operations, we are excited that Kristen will continue to serve and support the objectives of Numeric in her capacity as board member.

Numeric and the team at large wish to thank Kristen for her hard work and dedication over the years and wish her and her family all the best of luck for the future.


  1. May the Good Lord bless you in whatever you do Kristen. You are ons of the single most amazing mentors I have ever met.

    Thank you for your investment in my career as a teacher. Numeric – and you in particular has a special place in my ,- and I am sure in all the current and ex-coache’s hearts.

    You are a blessing. Continue to inspire in your new journey.

    Again, thank you!

  2. Thank you with the leadership you have provided at Numeric. All the best with the journey you will undertake

  3. Kristen, you have done a superb job and have always been a joy to work with. Excited for your next steps, and glad you will enjoy a well-deserved rest before embarking on some new adventures 🙂

  4. I first met Kristen during the numeric interviews in Edgewood UKZN in the year of 2019, she glowed with passion of the structure numeric has become. It was easy to know as to what is expected of us as coaches to help make the kids enjoy learning and mathematics as a subject of passion and greatness.
    May you have a great journey ahead fruitful and sweet at its core.

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