Degrees and Certifications:
Master of Science in Education: University of Miami Bachelor of Education: The University of West Indies (Mona) Diploma in Teaching: Shortwood Teachers' College
Mrs. Nordia Thomas
I am very PASSIONATE about teaching! "Out of many one people", is the Motto of my beautiful island Jamaica! OES' theme this year "United by our differences" is parallel to Jamaica's motto. The black crayon used to paint the Jamaican flag represents me, gifted, talented, strong, unique and resilient. Like the different crayons in a box, the world needs our colors, to make it a great place to be! I taught in the Cayman Islands for seven wonderful years! I met and marry the love of my life in Grand Cayman. God has blessed us with two gifted, smart and disciplined kids, who are now teenagers. This is my fourth year at OES. Last year, my assiduously hardworking student Matthew Beckford and I won the pretigious NC Forestry Essay Competition! George Evan's, "Every child can learn. Just not on the same day or in the same way," has guided my teaching style and methods over the years. It is my delight to empower 3rd graders to become globally rounded future leaders, life-long learners and critical thinkers! One of my favourite quotes by Verna Myers states: "Diversity is being invited to the party. Inclusion is being asked to dance." Each day I invite my united kiddos to dance intellectually, socially, emotionallly and physically, developing a love for learning!