Dr. Deidre Reid-Thomas, Founder and Director, of Thomas Ed Learning Center has 17+ years of experience in the field of Education. Her Bachelors degree in Biomedical Sciences, from the University of South Florida, led her into teaching Math and Science at the middle school level and Chemistry at the high school Level. During this time she went on to earn a Masters and Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Lynn University, serving as a Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED) Fellow. She furthered her career to affect the lives of students, teachers and the local community for 10 years as a local high school Assistant Principal.
Dr. Reid-Thomas holds firm to the philosophy that one must see the child first by meeting their socio-emotional needs. Educating the whole child benefits us all as we produce individuals who are able to flourish in society as empathetic conscious beings, who are able to communicate effectively in a global society. This approach is not a “one size fits all” and therefore a non-traditional setting such as Thomas Ed lends itself to supporting students and pushing them to achieve new heights in their academic career.
EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP (ALL LEVELS)
MATHEMATICS (GRADES 5-9)
CHEMISTRY (GRADES 6-12)
GENERAL SCIENCE (GRADES 5-9)
SCHOOL PRINCIPAL (ALL LEVELS)
Hello! My name is Michael Thomas, and I am happy to say that I have taught math in both middle and high schools for over twenty (20) years.
I was born in Jamaica where I worked for the Jamaica Telephone Company Ltd. for twenty-three (23) years in the field of telecommunications. During this time, I graduated from the College of Arts Science and Technology with an associate degree in Telecommunications Engineering and the University of the West Indies with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration.
In subsequent years I migrated to the United States where I began my public-school teaching career and recently retired after more than twenty (20) years in the classroom. During this time, I graduated from Florida Atlantic University (FAU) with a master's degree in Educational Leadership.
I am currently certified by the State of Florida to teach Mathematics from grades 5 through 12.
Personally, I truly love teaching, and although I have retired, it is my intention to continue to do so whenever and wherever possible.
Outside of the classroom. My hobbies are listening to music and watching soccer.
I look forward to working with all students who need help in math and are willing to learn and grow in the field of mathematics.
Gail Forrester, M.S., CWC,
Owner/Founder of Ulta Pilates & Wellbeing
NCPT, NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist
Gail has been in the Wellness Industry close to 30 years. Her passion for holistic lifestyle began in 1994 when she was introduced to Yoga as a way to move with calm. Known as intuitive, engaging and a dynamic motivator, Gail coaches and empowers her clients to find their true potential and zest for life.
Gail serves is an Adjunct Professor at Palm Beach Atlantic University, is a Second-Generation Pilates Practitioner, and a Wellness Coach. As an educator, she brings empathy and compassion to her students and clients from the various modalities and years of experience. As a 10-year Breast Cancer Thriver Gail is laser focused on helping others gain clarity on improving their wellbeing- through movement and mindful living.
Gail holds many certifications and advanced trainings to include Yoga, Silver Sneakers, Corrective Exercise Specialist, Medical Exercise Specialist, Cancer Exercise Specialist(student), Pilates training through Stott, Polestar, Instructor Bridge programs and most recently completed Lolita San Miguel’s Master Mentor Program.
Gail’s work experience spans from Elementary to Collegiate institutions, Medical Wellness Facilities, Private Country Club Fitness Centers, to Physical Therapy Facilities and Wellness Coaching Center. Her work with varying clientele ranges from collegiate athletes to active aging clients managing joint dysfunction to degenerative spine conditions.
Gail’s Wellness beliefs…. I’d encourage you to get comfortable with getting screened early for Cancer and take preventative steps in your lifestyle. Be mindful by managing your health risks and putting your health first.