Mrs. Jennifer Thomas
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Phone: 480-472-9715
Hi, my name is Jenny Thomas.  I am "ants in my pants" excited to join the first grade team this year.  It has always been my dream to be an educator within my very own community.   I decided to be a teacher the year I was in fourth grade.  I had a wonderful teacher who inspired me to achieve such a goal.  His name was Mr. Butch, and he was funny and caring.  He seemed to understand me.  I aspire to impact students the way he did me.
Let me tell you a bit about myself.  I was raised in Illinois and I received my Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education from the University of Illinois in 2002.   I moved to Arizona over thirteen years ago.  Now I can't imagine living anywhere else!  I have been teaching fourteen years in the primary grades, and this is my third year at Patterson.  I am honored to be a part of such a wonderful staff of dedicated educators. 
I am blessed to be married to my wonderful husband, Chad Thomas, and to have four children.  Brock is my oldest child, and will be starting his first year at Westwood High School.  My daughter, Greta will begin 7th grade at Queen Creek Jr. High.  My youngest daughter Wren, and son Klein will be right here at Patterson, in 2nd grade and kindergarten respectively.   As a mom of four, let me just say, "I get it!"  I teach not only with kids in mind, but entire families.  My family's favorite things to do are to go camping, go swimming and make things together.  We are a social family, full of spunk.  I am very much the same way as a teacher.   I am passionate about learning! 
 It is my goal to create a classroom community in which children love learning and parents are active in their child’s education.  I truly believe, “It takes a village…”  Together we can accomplish anything!  And we will...welcome to to the room 4 family!