•      As a native of Paulding County, I am proud to say that I am a graduate of this wonderful school system. My home remains in Paulding County. In addition, my son is 6th grader here at Austin Middle School.

         Attending Kennesaw State University allowed me the opportunity to carry on the family tradition since my mother is a fellow alumni; however, she attended when it was known as Kennesaw State College. Perusing my education degree was a childhood dream, and I am truly fulfilled now that I have been awarded the gift to mentor and educate students.

         Since obtaining my degree, I have added several additional teaching fields to my teaching certificate. First, perusing my Reading Endorsement provided me with the knowledge to help struggling students as well as increase reading skills for successful students. Secondly, adding Social Studies as a field of study reinforced my commitment to furthering my education. Lastly, I am now certified to teach gifted and talented students which was a wonderful learning experience and completely rewarding.

         Obtaining my masters degree from Piedmont College increased my knowledge as an active educator as well as has allowed me to stay up to date on the latest teaching strategies.

         I look forward to the future and continuing my commitment to my students and their success.


    Ms. Thomas