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Principal's Message


Mrs. Thomas, Principal

I am excited to be starting my 18th year as the Principal of Athol Elementary.  It has been an exciting journey to this point and I look forward to another year of learning and growing.

This year marks my 30th year in education!  I have taught kindergarten, first grade and second grade in the regular classroom.  I also had the privilege of teaching K-5th grade students in a reading specialist/media instructor position.  My experience in the classroom led me to a reading instructional coaching position where I worked closely with classroom teachers to implement reading programs.  

I am proud to be a Central Washington University graduate earning a Bachelor's Degree in 1989 and later a Master's Degree specializing in reading instruction in 1993.  I later finished my administrative credentials at CWU in 2003.

My husband and I have three kids, two son-in-laws and 3 grandbabies!  We enjoy hanging out as a family watching sports, playing games, camping, fishing and travelling.

It is my goal to make Athol Elementary a community school that supports student’s academic and social needs.  As an instructional leader I will work hard to provide your child with the best educational experience possible.