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Mrs. Stephanie Thomas
Hello, my name is Mrs. Thomas and I am the Student Interventionist at Beckemeyer Elementary. I began my career working with children in 1994. I worked in a residential children’s home. After that job experience, I worked at a community mental health center for several years, again with children. This position led me to a position with ROE #3 in their alternative education programs as a Crisis Interventionist. I enjoyed 7 years at the ROE and then moved on to work for 6 years as an educational trainer and consultant for the IL Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS) Network. I then worked as a District-level PBIS Coach for 6 years through a federal school improvement grant. All of these experiences combined prepared me for my current role as the Student Interventionist for Beckemeyer.
I am the mother to one son, Jace, who is 12 years old. I am also a “bonus mom” to Lilly and Cooper.
For fun, I enjoy time with family and friends. On the weekends, we enjoy side by side riding and time at the lake. I also enjoy reading and listening to podcasts. Most importantly, I love to laugh. There are many opportunities to laugh, each day – especially when working with elementary age students!