Michaela Thomas Higher Learning Academy Charter Elementary SchoolMy name is Michaela Thomas. I am a fourth grade teacher at Higher Learning Academy. I am Lead Teacher for Social Emotional Learning as well as HLA’s Site Sports Manager. This will be my fourth year teaching at HLA. Prior to teaching, I was the After School Program Supervisor. I have been working with children in several different capacities over the last 10 years including, after school mentor/teacher, nutrition/fitness coach, cognitive intern tutor, and a classroom aide. I recently completed my credential and graduated with my master's degree in education.

I absolutely love working with children. I have a passion and deep care for the students and families we serve. I have two children of my own (twins). They both attend Higher Learning Academy. My kids are part of the driving force that keeps me youthful and energetic to teach our scholars.

What inspires me about education, is the fact that just a little motivation and a lot of encouragement enables students to become life-long learners! I believe education is the highest form of self-sufficiency and independence. Knowledge is power that no one can take from you! I strive for equity and efficacy in my classroom. I create an environment in which every child can reach their full potential. I can't wait to make it another great year of learning at HLA!! Go Eagles!