Ms. Ciara Thomas

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Phone: 480-472-2016


I am so excited to be teaching at Mendoza Elementary, home of the Pups! This is my seventh year as a special education teacher. I have worked both in self-contained autism classrooms as well as in resource classrooms. I look forward to getting to know each one of my students, and working together to meet their individualized needs. One great resource for parents is the Mesa Public School's Special Education website. The Mendoza parent resource information can be located here.  School-wide, we practice PBIS strategies (Positive behavior intervention and supports.  To learn more please click here. 

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Let me share a little bit of information about me. I grew up in Idaho, and I have lived in Arizona for about 16 years now. I obtained my Bachelor's degree in Health Administration Management from the University of Phoenix, and obtained my Master's degree in Special Education from Grand Canyon University.  Go Lopes! I have two children, one who is 11 and one who is 13, and 2 dogs.


Please do not hesitate if you have questions or concerns about your student to reach out to me.  Email is a very convenient way to stay in touch. I also use Class Dojo to send updates out to parents regularly. 



I look forward to having a great 2021-22 school year!


Ciara Thomas
Primary SLD Teacher
Mendoza Elementary

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