Degrees and Certifications:
B.S. Early Childhood Development & Ed M.Ed. Special Education Ed.Specialist Educational Leadership
I would like to welcome you and your child to our second grade classroom at Eagle Hills Elementary! My name is Andrea Thomas and I am excited for another year here at Eagle Hills. My goal is to create a learning environment where respect for varied learning styles and life experiences are valued. Together we will be building a community where students are challenged to learn and explore. I look forward to getting to know both you and your child this year as we work together to provide a safe and fun learning environment for each student.
A Little about Me…
I am from California where my parents and most of my siblings still reside. I have three sons, ages 18, 20, and 22. We enjoy camping, hiking, and biking together. We were a military family until ten years ago, when my husband retired after serving 20 years in the Navy. We were fortunate to live in several places across the United States and develop many enduring friendships. My two oldest sons are in the United States Navy, both living in beautiful San Diego, and my youngest son is heading to college next school year. This is my fifth year teaching second grade and I taught special needs students for the previous six years.
I graduated in 2006 from the University of Idaho with a degree in Early Childhood Development & Education. In 2009, I graduated with a Masters degree in Special Education. I am certified by the state of Idaho in elementary education and special education. In 2012, I earned a specialist degree in Educational Leadership.