Mrs. Thomas

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Mrs. Thomas

  • 7th & 8th Grade Learning Behavior Specialist 
  • thomasd@avoca37.org | 847-251-3587 ext. 188
  • Availability: by appointment- 7:30am & Lunch

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About Me

Dana Thomas is a 7th & 8th grade math learning behavior specialist. She graduated from Northern Illinois University in 2001 and received her Master's degree from Northeastern Illinois University in 2005.  Please reach out to Mrs. Thomas directly with any questions or concerns.

Statement of Philosophy

As a teacher in Avoca District 37, I believe in our vision and values: We maximize the unique potential of each child by developing the whole child, setting high expectations, fostering collaboration, striving for excellence, ensuring continuous improvement, strengthening relationships with families and community and optimizing resources.

I believe in developing the whole child by ensuring that each student is healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged. At school, It is important that students have access to learn about and live healthy lives. It is equally important for students to feel both physically and emotionally safe while in the care of teachers and staff. In and outside of the classroom, students need to be actively engaged in their learning and focus on their personal growth with the help of highly qualified staff members that are invested in each students’ learning. Lastly, students need preparation for the challenges of today and in their future endeavors.  Avoca District 37 provides a rigorous, comprehensive, personalized education to ensure success for all students at school and beyond. It also supports Professional Learning Communities to ensure coherence, collaboration, innovation and accountability. These indicators to lifelong success can only be accomplished by ensuring continuous improvement through data-driven systems, strengthening relationships with families and community through trust and satisfaction, and responsibly optimizing resources to achieve our mission, vision and goal. I believe in Avoca District 37.