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The child has one intuitive aim: self development

Jessica Thomas

Jessica Thomas

Jessica Thomas spent a year as a math major, then switched to education and received her Bachelor’s in Elementary and Special Education from Bellarmine University. She then returned to school and got her Master’s from UofL in Educational Leadership, Instructional Technology.

Jessica has a long history with St. Martha. She is a proud alum and worked in after school and summer programs in high school and college. After receiving her teaching degree, she returned to St. Martha to teach. She has worked with every grade level K-8, as learning coordinator, classroom teacher, and middle school math teacher. She says middle school is where she learned to love math and she is so excited to bring that love of math to the students here! Jessica is also the teacher moderator of the Moran Monsters Rock Room.

“I want students to learn how to analyze, find patterns, question, and come to a conclusion that makes sense. This is so important in math but also in every aspect of life.”

Q & A with Mrs. Thomas

Passion:

I want students to learn how to analyze, find patterns, question, and come to a conclusion that makes sense. This is so important in math but also in every aspect of life.

Philosophy:

Constructivism. This involves a lot of group work, discussion, and teaching children at the point just beyond what they already know. Students are actively involved in what they are learning.

Favorite part of teaching:

I love to see what students come up with when facing a challenge. I am so proud of the perseverance that I see in my students when they do not immediately understand something. I enjoy listening to their reasoning and see it develop over the year.

Favorite teaching memory:

One comical moment from teaching is a younger student asked me where I went to school and if I had a job. He was somehow shocked when I told him yes, my job is teaching you.

My hope for my students:

I hope my students learn the skills they need to be happy, kind, successful people. At school, we practice much more than the basic subjects. We practice working together, forming opinions, defending your beliefs, and listening to others. I hope they carry these skills with them and continue to build on what they learn at St. Martha.

Fun fact:

My favorite thing to do is meet new people. I love to travel for this reason. I love to learn about the world and how other communities operate. I enjoy talking to people who have different life experiences and different opinions than my own.

Specializes in Learning and Behavior Disorders

2015

Year at Saint Martha

Bachelor's of Elementary Education, Bellarmine University
Master’s of Arts in Educational Leadership, Instructional Technology, University of Louisville

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Proud Alumna of Saint Martha

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Warm & Inviting

“My children attend this school and love it!  The community is warm & inviting, the school staff genuinely care about my children's whole well-being. I highly recommend this school.”

– Kari Ogle

Mrs. Brennan Ebersold
5.0
2017-01-15T08:33:19+00:00

– Kari Ogle

“My children attend this school and love it!  The community is warm & inviting, the school staff genuinely care about my children’s whole well-being. I highly recommend this school.”

Being a Part of a Family

“When choosing a parish for my family, I was looking for a community that would fulfill our spiritual, educational, and social needs. St. Martha Church and School has been that for over 23 years now."

– Dana Bale

Mrs. Brennan Ebersold
5.0
2017-01-15T08:39:56+00:00

– Dana Bale

“When choosing a parish for my family, I was looking for a community that would fulfill our spiritual, educational, and social needs. St. Martha Church and School has been that for over 23 years now.”

Top-Notch Academics

“Top-notch academics, athletics, students and parents. You won't find a better school!

– Katherine A. McCurry

Mrs. Brennan Ebersold
5.0
2017-01-15T08:42:19+00:00

– Katherine A. McCurry

“Top-notch academics, athletics, students and parents. You won’t find a better school!

It’s a Blast

“Softball leagues here are a blast. Best fish in town!”

– Kathleen Smith

Mrs. Brennan Ebersold
5.0
2017-01-15T08:43:41+00:00

– Kathleen Smith

“Softball leagues here are a blast. Best fish in town!”

You Can’t Beat the People

"My husband and I toured several parish schools in Louisville, and St. Martha stood out for its incredibly friendly staff and supporting culture. We felt the magic immediately."

– Lauren Micka Thomas

Mrs. Brennan Ebersold
5.0
2017-01-15T17:10:14+00:00

– Lauren Micka Thomas

“My husband and I toured several parish schools in Louisville, and St. Martha stood out for its incredibly friendly staff and supporting culture. We felt the magic immediately.”

Great Prep for High School

“The community and fellowship are amazing. My boys have made friendships and bonds they will treasure. Their educational experience has been wonderful and will help them with their transition to high school!”

– Maranda White

Mrs. Brennan Ebersold
5.0
2016-03-14T15:19:08+00:00

– Maranda White

“The community and fellowship are amazing. My boys have made friendships and bonds they will treasure. Their educational experience has been wonderful and will help them with their transition to high school!”

Family is the Best Word

"The teachers are really vested in the kids long after they leave their classes. Family is the best word to describe St. Martha and prepared is the best word to describe my son after his time there.”

Amy Landrum

Mrs. Brennan Ebersold
5.0
2016-03-14T15:19:18+00:00

Amy Landrum

“The teachers are really vested in the kids long after they leave their classes. Family is the best word to describe St. Martha and prepared is the best word to describe my son after his time there.”
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