Carey Thomas, Teacher / Morning Support Staff
Carey grew up in the woods of New England and felt a strong connection to nature, spending most of her time outdoors. She loves sharing the wonders of the earth with students during outdoor time, especially with a good book. She can often be spotted with her class on the top of the hill reading about crows, James Audubon, seeds, snowflakes, or turkey vultures; helping students understand and connect to the world around them.
This love of books is what led her to complete her bachelor’s degree in English and become a teacher years ago. This allowed her to combine her love of literature and the outdoors teaching urban at-risk students and guiding them on outdoor adventures. After many years of teaching, Carey took time off to raise her two children. Through their eyes, Carey experienced the magic of the world all over again. Guiding her children with love and warmth, helping them to experience joyful moments in everyday life, Carey found that exploring the world with young children is what she truly loved. With her cheerful disposition and big smile, Carey nurtures our youngest elementary students through imaginative play, songs, movement, hands-on math and literacy, and of course, nature.
Carey has completed The Institute for Multi-Sensory Education’s Orton-Gillingham Comprehensive Certification, passed the KPEERI (Knowledge and Practice Examination for Effective Reading Instruction), and is a Structured Literacy Dyslexia Interventionist (C-SLDI). Along the way, Carey realized that she loved teaching students to read as much as she loved reading!
In her free time Carey loves spending time with her family, playing with her dog Figgy, catching as many Cape Cod sunsets as she can, and of course, reading.