My name is Kristen Thomas and I am going into my second year as the Literacy Facilitator. Prior to becomming a Literacy Facilitator, I taught First Grade at Crossett Elementary School. I have been married to Clay for four years and we have two yorkies, Bentlee and Briar.

When I was a little girl, I remember playing school every afternoon with my two sisters. I was always the teacher and the principal...imagine how funny that looked. However, I had wonderful teachers growing up and I knew I wanted to make that same impact on students that they made on me. There really is something special about teaching a child how to read. I enjoyed watching the process of reading unfold in my students. I also enjoy watching teachers getting students fired up about reading. I want to be a light for all students by encouraging them to set goals and work hard to achieve those goals. 

Favorite Quote - "In a world where you can be anything; be kind."- author unknown