The beginnings of Kate Thomas’ 40-year-long career as an educator can be spotted when she graduated with a bachelor’s of arts degree in history from the University of Virginia. Since career pickings are slim in that area, Thomas went on to earn a master’s in graduate English education so that she could teach English. “And the rest,” Thomas said, “is history.”
It’s a period of time that is about to conclude. After working nine years in the Los Alamos Public Schools district, Thomas is retiring.
Her final day is June 30.