Ms. Thomas - Learning Specialist

Welcome to the 2018-2019 School Year!

This is my tenth year at Ranch View Middle School, and I am currently a Learning Specialist and the Sped Education Department Chair.  I am passionate about encouraging, inspiring and teaching students so they can grow and reach their full potential in all areas.  I believe that every student can be successful and that success begins by meeting each student where they are at. We all learn in different ways and I get excited about differentiating instruction, reaching students with a variety of learning styles and exploring a variety of approaches to learning. Prior to entering the field of education, I worked in the financial industry as a credit analyst and a consumer loan officer.  In addition, over the past 29 years, I've built a Mary Kay Cosmetics home business and continue to love teaching about skin care and color cosmetics and servicing my amazing clients. I earned my undergraduate degree from Colorado State University and attended Metropolitan State University to complete my teaching credentials in Special Education. 

Outside of school, I keep busy with family.  I have four grown children very close in age who each went to Ranch View and then graduated from ThunderRidge High School. Misty, Mike, and Jack each live in the area, and Jeremiah is a United States Marine currently stationed overseas. I also have a beautiful Granddaughter, Avi, who will be two years old this Fall. 

 Growing up I played softball, then basketball and volleyball in High School. I continue to enjoy sports and exercising as an adult. You may see me working a variety of the athletic events here at Ranch View.

I am passionate about the idea that "the little things are the big things," and live both my personal life and my professional life with that in mind. Each day is a blessing and I am thankful for the many little miracles that each day holds! 

Together, let's have an amazing year!

Ms. Thomas