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Mrs. Tara Thomas


I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself as a member of the 7 Blue team and the seventh grade language arts team at Saxe Middle School in New Canaan, Connecticut.  This will be my seventeeth year teaching English/language arts.  In addition to teaching, I am a life-long learner.  I have received a bachelors degree in secondary education with specialization in English, a masters degree in elementary education with specialization in the middle grades, a sixth year degree in information and library studies, and I am currently involved in an administrative certification program.  In addition, I have also attended and continue to attend numerous Readers’ and Writers’ Institutes at Columbia University; here, I am able to focus on literacy instruction in order to help my students become avid and skilled readers and writers.  

Overall, I expect to have an educational and enjoyable year.  As a teacher, my job is to prepare students for their future and to ensure that they are successful; with their parents'/guardians' help, this is what I intend to do.  My door is always open.  Students are more than welcome to stop in at an appropriate time for extra help, to make up work, or to simply just talk.  I try to instill in my students that their number one job is their job as a student.  I then encourage that they do that job to the best of their ability.  Furthermore, I stress to my students that there is no excuse for failure in my class; if one works diligently, there is every opportunity for success.  I look forward to working with my students and their families during the 2019-2020 school year!  

Students and parents/guardians can feel free to contact me at

  • Happy long weekend, All!  Please remember to bring in your summer reading notes and your class materials on Tuesday.  Thank you, and enjoy!  

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