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!