Hello, my name is Kelsey Thomas, I'm originally from a small country town of Mabank, TX which is about an hour and a half west of Tyler. I'm currently a senior at the University of Texas at Tyler majoring in interdisciplinary studies. When earning my degree I would like to teach 2nd or 3rd grade dealing with any subject but I truly enjoy teaching social studies and science. Thinking back to when I was a little girl I have always wanted to become a teacher because of my 1st-grade teacher made a huge impact on me. Her encouragement allowed me to make it through a rough 1st-grade year and shown me I could be greater than just a simple student. So with that still planning a huge role in my life, I'm the first one in my family to attend college and earning both an associate and soon to be bachelors degree. When thinking about my hobbies I love anything to do with nature so one day when I have my own classroom I would love to tie in my love for nature with my lessons.