A New but Familiar Face in the Guidance Office

While Mrs. Niggel is out on leave, Mrs. Thomas will be our School Counselor for students whose last names begin with A–L. Mrs. Thomas has been a science teacher in our building for 16 years, so many students are already familiar with her friendly face.

Let's get to know more about Mrs. Thomas:

Q: What is your educational background?

A: I attended Duquesne University and received my Bachelor's Degree in Education and Master's Degree in School Counseling. Most recently, I earned my Principal's Certification from Point Park University.

Q: Tell us about your family, hobbies, and interests.

A: I am married to Brian Thomas and have 4 children ages 8, 6, 4, 2. They keep me very busy! We like to play outside, visit parks, and swim. In my free time, I judge cheerleading competitions and enjoy attending concerts. My most recent concert was Taylor Swift's—it was amazing!

Q: What are your plans this year for the students at HMS?

A: I hope to utilize all opportunities inside of the classroom to make individual connections with students so they are aware of all the supports and resources that we have at HMS. I intend to partner with all BWSD School Counselors, the Science Department, and STEM Coordinator to enhance student understanding of careers and post-secondary education options.

Welcome, Mrs. Thomas!