Phone: 972-291-4231 x 5739

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

B.S.Ed.-Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Durant, Oklahoma

Mrs. Aimee Thomas

Grade/Subject:  First Grade Teacher

Years at Cedar Hill ISD: 5

Years in Education: 23

Best way(s) to contact me:  Email me at aimee.lewis-thomas@chisd, or call the front office at 972-291-4231 x 5739.  You can also text me through Class Dojo.  I will send home information on how to set that up at the beginning of the year.

Best time to contact me:  You may email me or send me a dojo message anytime throughout the day.  More than likely, I will respond after school or in the evenings.  

Parents must know:  This is an unprecedented time in our lives.  School is definitely a partnership and YOU are your child's first teacher.  This year is also unique because I'm looping with most of my kinder scholars.  I'm soooo excited to have "my babies" back.  For the new families-WELCOME to Team Thomas.  I hope you love our class and our family.  I will do "virtually" anything I can to make this the best year EVER for your child and yourself.  Please contact me with ANY concerns or comments you may have.  Also, for your child to love to read, they must be exposed to great books.  Please make reading a daily routine.  Allow your child to read to you and you read to your child.  Entering first grade, some are not reading yet.  THIS IS OK! Please allow them to "read" to you by retelling a familiar story to you or tell you the story by describing the pictures.  It's going to be a great year! Thanks so much for choosing Bray Elementary and CHISD.  It's a great day to learn something new! Welcome to school!

About Me:

Hello Bray Longhorns! 

This is the beginning of my 23rd year as an educator, and my 5th year in CHISD.  For the past 5 years at Bray, I have been teaching 1st grade and Kindergarten.  As I said above, I'm looping from Kindergarten to first grade this year.  First grade is my first love.  I absolutely love teaching first graders to read and write.  Prior to my work here in CHISD, I have experience from three different states, including Oklahoma, Nevada, and of course, Texas.  I also have 17 years experience in a kindergarten classroom, experience in Pre-k and 2nd grades.  I have a passion for teaching young children, especially inspiring young children to become authors and illustrators.

On a personal note, I'm married to Tony and we have two children, Georgia, 13, and Ashton, 11.  We originate from Oklahoma and still have family there.  Cedar Hill is now home to us.  We have been here four years and have felt right at home since day 1.  We are active members of this community and serve on staff as Network Pastors at Church on the Hill here in Cedar Hill.  My greatest accomplishment was on July 21 of this year when my husband and I were ordained as ministers. When I'm not teaching or attending church, you just might find me relaxing on a beach somewhere.  I love to travel and especially love tropical destinations. 

My personal and professional philosophy is "To teach a child, you must love the child."  I believe that EVERY scholar can learn.  You must first foster a relationship with that scholar.  When they know you truly care, then they want to learn.  

Let's get this year started! It's a great day to be a longhorn!