Quinton D. "Q.D." Thompson, who as McDonogh School's first Middle School head and witnessed sweeping changes at the school during his career there, died Saturday of cancer at the Edenwald retirement community in Towson.
He was 95.
"Q.D. was legendary. He was an amazing man and educator. He made a profound difference in so many students' lives," said Charles W. Britton, headmaster of the Owings Mill preparatory school.
"There are generations of students who have an affinity for him. He was just a fantastic human being who always had a sparkle about him," he said.
"I knew him as a role model and mentor. I started here a year...