My name is Mary Anne Thomas.  This is my first year at Parkwood, but I've been living in the neighborhood for 10 years. I am so excited to join the Parkwood family!

I have over 15 years experience teaching in Burien in the Highline School District. I also substitute taught K-12 and worked in a Summer Arts Academy as the writing teacher.  I have a master's degree in teaching math and I have a National Board Teaching Certificate in literacy. 

When I am not teaching, I enjoy spending time with family (we have 4 kids: 1 college graduate living in China, 1 headed to the Marines, and 2 Shorewood students) and friends. I enjoy finding new ways to cook the food we grow in our garden and thrift store shopping.