Mr. Thomas is originally from Spokane, Washington but most recently moved (2008) to the Treasure Valley from Southern California where he had founded and run a community center for junior high through college age students. He completed his BA in Sociology and Communications at Boise State University in 2011 and his Masters in Teaching at George Fox University in 2013. Mr. Thomas is a Secondary Endorsed teacher, Certified to teach Social Studies, Language Arts, Psychology, Sociology and Communications. This year he is teaching the 9th Grade Social Studies classes (Freshman Orientation [2014-2015], Co-Taught Freshman Seminar [2014-2015], Honors Introduction to Social Sciences [Fall 2014] & Pre-AP US History [Spring 2015]). He is extremely proud to be a part of the team at Columbia. In addition to teaching, Mr. Thomas loves fly-fishing, golfing, playing and watching ball, playing and listening to music, and spending time with his best friend Duffy (pictured above).