Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Leslie Thomas
My name is Leslie Thomas. Previously, I taught first grade and fourth grade at South Elementary. I am excited to make the move into the new Science lab at South. My education includes a bachelor degree in chemistry with a minor in biology (SMSU, 1989) as well as elementary education certification from Missouri State University. I completed my Master in Education degree in Elementary Education in December of 2015 (MSU). I also worked for the City of Springfield in an environmental monitoring lab in the early 1990s.
My family has lived in Ozark for over 25 years. Both of my children attended South Elementary, so I feel right at home at this wonderful school. My son Matt and daughter Caroline are college students. Spending time with my family is my favorite activity. I am also very active in my church, where I play piano, sing, and teach children in Sunday school. Gardening, hiking, and snorkeling are some of my favorite things to do. My husband wants me to learn to scuba dive, so I can be his dive buddy. I think that sounds like great fun! Maybe someday...
I look forward to working with you and your students this year!