Sarah Thomas

Dean of Student Life

sthomas@allenacademy.org

Allen Faculty Member since 2017

 

Academic Background:

Other hats you have worn at previous schools:

Favorite thing about Allen or about teaching at Allen: My favorite thing about Allen has been a quick revelation: it truly is a loyal community with a big heart. Always keeping in mind what is best for our students and families, and never forgetting that passion and grit are wonderful springboards for success.

What are you passionate about? Coffee. LSU Football. But on a serious note, people! I love people. Generating ideas together, enjoying new experiences, volunteering as a group, creating fun and comfortable learning spaces for others, guiding and mentoring, learning about others’ interests, traveling among different cultures, and most of all, enjoying precious time with my family and friends.

Favorite book: The Little Prince, by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Favorite quotation: “Educating the mind without educating the heart, is no education at all.” – Aristotle

Bucket List item: #1 was checked off in May when we traveled to Bora Bora on our honeymoon, so next up: Skydiving.

What causes are close to your heart? St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Community Outreach Programs

If you were a fictional character, who would you be? Belle from Beauty and the Beast, we should all aspire to have a heart as open and as forgiving as hers. Not to mention, her fabulous wardrobe and living quarters.

If a movie was made about your life, who would play you? Julia Roberts. Go big, right?!