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Tamara Thomas

Position: Principal
School: Penn Hills Charter School of Entrepreneurship
School District: Penn Hills Charter School of Entrepreneurship
City, State: Penn Hills, PA

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Tamara Thomas was nominated by Dusty Wisdom, the parent of two students.

Ms. Thomas has such a positive impact on her entire school! She’s a beaming light of sunshine in a wonderful school that teaches children life skills to succeed in adulthood. She is a leader who creates an environment for her students to not only build positive self-images of themselves, but interact with their peers in a respectful manner. 

Ms. Thomas has been at every school event, encouraging students to be their best and respect others, and encouraging parents to take pride in each student's success. Her love for her students is apparent and shown through the hugs and “high fives” she gives and receives from parents and students.

Ms. Thomas is creating leaders, and her impact on this next generation is shown by the cheerful and self-confident students who walk through the halls. It will continue to be shown in the form of new business owners and entrepreneurs who will be confident and know how to run a business. It will be shown in the form of young adults who will be knowledgeable when interviewing for a job and conducting themselves professionally. These qualities and life skills are so necessary for the future, and they're instilled in each student Ms. Thomas comes in contact with.



Comments (271)


Wayne Jones Posted 3 months ago

Mrs. Thomas is an amazing leader, mother, wife, role model, inspirator, LIFE CHANGER, and more! The work she has done at Penn Hills Charter School of Entrepreneurship (PHCSE) is inspiring. She leads with class and grace. In many ways, she has been a mentor to me and many other people. Very rarely do you come across people who genuinely want what's best for others. Mrs. Thomas embodies the values of what a Life Changer stands for, "Do Good. Be Good. Make Good." Mrs. Thomas consistently goes above and beyond for ALL students. At PHCSE she has truly created a culture and environment of love, care, respect, and pride. In addition to being the proud Principal and leader at PHCSE, she is undoubtedly a Life Changer. We are lucky to have you in our PHCSE family, Mrs. Thomas! Thank you!

Marc LaSpada Posted 4 months ago

Ms. Thomas is certainly an amazing person to work for. She does so much to help build people up and make them into their best selves possible. She truly cares about her staff and students.

Terri William Posted 4 months ago

Mrs. Thomas is a principal with strong convictions and her guidance has proved crucial to the lasting success of PHCSE. She is a leader who balances authority with a healthy respect for teachers’ and their opinions. She also values the voice of her scholars and their families. Mrs. Thomas is an administrator that supports the school structure from below, not directing it from above. She manages to keep a passionate balance between the often conflicting pressures coming from teachers, community, and state. Mrs. Thomas has a strong value for the entrepreneurial mindset, exploration, questioning, collaboration, reflection, and risk-taking. She is the change agent that will allow students, staff and community the latitude to use resources, talent and ingenuity that forge them into their personal success while helping them get there. Her passion is unwavering. I am thankful to call her my, our, principal.

Mishelle Rayburg Posted 4 months ago

Mrs. Thomas is the definition of a leader. She makes a positive impact in the lives of students and staff. She creates an environment that is filled with kindness, care, and compassion. Thanks for all you do! Congratulations!

Donna Wallace Posted 4 months ago

It's an absolute privilege to work with Mrs. Thomas. She values the students and staff of members of PHCSE and always has a kind word or a hug to share. As a Certified School Nurse I am lucky that Mrs. Thomas appreciates wellness. She is not only a tremendous leader but also an embassader of good health for our school. Her intelligence, positivity, and endless energy impacts the entire milieu. Mrs. Tomas leads by example and never fails to inspire our scholars every day.

Mishelle Rayburg Posted 4 months ago

Mrs. Thomas is the definition of a leader. She makes a positive impact in the lives of students and staff. She creates an environment that is filled with kindness, care, and compassion. Thanks for all you do! Congratulations!

Leslie Krefta Posted 4 months ago

Mrs. Thomas is a fabulous leader and administrator. She is caring and wonderfully knowledgeable. She creates a great atmosphere for the scholars to learn and the educators and adults to work. I am thankful to have her as our building principal every day.

Lauren Posted 4 months ago

Thank you for being a great leader of our school ! You care about everyone in our building and it makes our school such a great environment.

Lindsay Bosiljevac Posted 4 months ago

Mrs. Thomas is amazing leader. She makes everyone that surrounds her feel special and important. She has had a great impact on my role as the school's literacy coach. She has helped me grow and learn in my role through her support and guidance.

Kelli Higgins Posted 4 months ago

Congratulations, job well done. Keep up with the great work!!

LISA BAGINSKI Posted 4 months ago

Congratulations! Very well deserved. Your positive attitude and support for everyone at PHCSE is an inspiration to all.

Jessica Warnock Posted 4 months ago

Mrs. Thomas is a genuinely caring person. She cares about each person in our school. Her upbeat and positive attitude is contagious and excellent role model for our students.

Kenneia Williams Posted 4 months ago

Congrats! Thank you for everything that you do and being such a great leader to this school! Your positive impact never goes unnoticed!

Christina Jablonski Posted 4 months ago

Thank you Tamara for always being there with a solution to any kind of problem and leading us in such an amazing family here at PHCSE!You truly deserve this!

Heather Ruppert Posted 4 months ago

Thank you for your leadership, vision, and inspiration!!!

Katie Dunbar Posted 4 months ago

Mrs. Thomas excels at everything she does. Her positive energy can be felt throughout the school. Great job Mrs. Thomas!

Mrs. Tortorice's Class Posted 4 months ago

Mrs. Thomas, Our second grade class thinks you're an amazing principal! We think you are kind, fun, caring, awesome, helpful and smart! Thank you for everything you do for our school! From, Mrs. Tortorice's 2nd Grade

Adam Pennington Posted 4 months ago

I appreciate the support you have given me as an administrator. It is very nice to come into a new school and know you have my back. Thank you very much and you definitely deserve this award.

LISA BAGINSKI Posted 4 months ago

Congratulations Mrs. Thomas! This is definitely well deserved. Your positive attitude and support for everyone is outstanding. You are truly an inspiration to everyone at PHCSE!!

Cassandra Brentley Posted 4 months ago

Tamara is an amazing leader which is reflected in how much her students and their families love her. The work she is doing at PHCSE is innovative and truly preparing youth for success in the future. I’ve had the pleasure of working with Tamara in supporting her students’ transition to high school and she is always working hard to expose her students to different opportunities. I hope she is selected for this award as she truly deserves it.

David Houston Posted 4 months ago

Mrs. Thomas embodies all of the character traits that I strive to instill in my children. Respect. Humility. Honor. Perseverance. Courage. Accountability. It's comforting to know that she keeps the interests of our children as her top priority. I love the job she is doing and what she means to the Penn Hills Charter School of Entrepreneurship.

faith allen Posted 5 months ago

My mom is the best because she cares about everyone. she only wants the best for me and that is why she put me in her school. she is my inspiration and I want to be like her when I grow up. She deserves to win because she cares and wants everyone to succeed. She wins the best mom award from me already. love you mom

Ruth Wilson Posted 5 months ago

Thank you for selflessly making a huge impact on my kids. Thank you for your wisdom & encouragement. God bless & Keep Going!

jessica Posted 5 months ago

my neice and nephew have excelled so much at this school..they love the school and we are so proud

Shannon Dunn Posted 5 months ago

We love Mrs. Thomas. This is a well deserved honor for her. She is a wise, kind, and encouraging leader. We’re so grateful she’s our principal!

Trevor Clinkscales Posted 5 months ago

Congratulations! Thank you for all you do to make our work environment the best for students and staff.

Shelly Oaks Posted 5 months ago

I've worked for several principals and by far you one of the best. You support your staff and students every day. You live up to the core values that the school represents. Thank you for what you do for the staff and students. God Bless

mira hamm Posted 5 months ago

I thank mrs.thomas should Because she is the Best and she is a good principal. have a merry christmas.

khaliyah forbes Posted 5 months ago

I think mrs.thomas deserves the reward because your the best adult i ever seen. love you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! we all at this this school loves you wish you so much luck. . from.khaliyah forbes we support you to.mrs.thomas

Allen.Trowell Posted 5 months ago

Mrs.thomas I know you will win I can feel it and do you know why you will win because you are THE!!!!! BEST Principal ever you are number 1!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

brandon.pickett Posted 5 months ago

I am so supportive of you keep up the good work . love brandon.pickett

jaysenbooker Posted 5 months ago

ms.thomas you are the beast principal in the world I hope you win.

taemon lane Posted 5 months ago

hi my name is taemon you are the principal

marinda.carter Posted 5 months ago

I fell like mrs thomas should be nomiated becuase she is nice and caring . She does so mush thing to make us fell good so we should make her fell good. We love you mrs thomas . from *Star*

nasir pee Posted 5 months ago

She is the best principal and I hope you win

Isaiah Shaviss Posted 5 months ago

I think Ms.Thomas my principle is a great person because she gives me the opportunity to learn so much like geometry math ela and she is the best principle I have ever had in my life and she is so nice because when my 15 year old sister this was her first school and when Ms.Thomas gave her an education so high that at school she got skullership 4.0 and 2.0 and my sister was so happy and not only that me and my 10 year old brother we both got perfect attendance award because we both really both love this school we go to and we also won the honor roll and high honor roll for getting such good grade because this school is so great and another thing is that Ms.Thomas hired the most nicest and most brilliant teachers to give us an education so good which is why will always give so much attention to our teachers because there always be there for us when we need them in fact our teacher are always nice to us which is why they make learning so much fun and we still learn while they help us. So that is why I think our Principle should be nominated for this award.

jeremiah barrett Posted 5 months ago

I love when you smile and say good things to say nice stuff and help us be the best person we can be and help us ms thomas I love you

ashton.davis Posted 5 months ago

I THINK MRS.THOMUS SHOULD WIN BECAUSE SHE IS A VERY FAITHFUL AND KIND PERSON

cayden sullivan Posted 5 months ago

you are the best principal for this school and I hope you for a good life.

ashton.davis Posted 5 months ago

THANK YOU FOR TAKEING CARE OF ARE SCHOOL

jalen.craighead Posted 5 months ago

I think Ms.thomas should be nominated becuse she is a nice and careing priceble

ashton.davis Posted 5 months ago

love you hope you win!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU ARE NUMBER ONE ALWAYS 1#

Taniya.Green Posted 5 months ago

you are the best.

ashton.davis Posted 5 months ago

WE LOVE YOU HOPE YOU WIN . BUT IF YOU DONT YOU WILL ALWAYS WIN AT THE SCHOOL . I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AND YOU ARE THE BEST PRINCIPAL IN THE WHOLE WOULD PRINCIPAL NUMBER # 1 WE LOVE YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Trey'Von. Bey Posted 5 months ago

Mrs Thomas is the G.O.A.T at being a principal she will be in the principal hall of fame if there is one one of the best principals i ever hap

Naseem Posted 5 months ago

I think she will be the best to win becuase she is oneof the nices people I know

Diallo Posted 5 months ago

I really hope you win so, we can get important things for the school

kimora.grice Posted 5 months ago

we love you all so much

Jordan Posted 5 months ago

i think are principal is the best one you chose because at phcse we care. FOR EVERYONE! GO MRS. THOMAS!

Desiree Posted 5 months ago

She is nice and caring and makes sure everything is ok.

donovan higginbotham Posted 5 months ago

mrs thomas is the nicest person ever and she is very busy but she does alot of things for the school i hope u have a good christmas and we have over 200 students and she spends a lot of money so i want her to have a lot of money but i want her to give some to charity because i feel bad for them i hope they will have a good christmas to anyways i just want her to win for her and the school if she does this will be the best christmas ever hope we win.

Rachel Wilson Posted 5 months ago

I'm so happy you're our principal! I wish you you a Merry Christmas! You always have a smile on your face! I just think we need more technology and I know we will win! Thank you, for everything! #LOVE THIS SCHOOL

sahara brown Posted 5 months ago

dear mrs.thomas i am so happy that your here your so sweet and kind and your always so happy and thats a good thing and also merry christmas.

andrea johnson Posted 5 months ago

i am happy that ms. thomas is are principal because she cares about people at the school penn hills charter school of entrepreneurship and i wanted to wish you a merry chirstmas we have a lot of ideas to do with the 10,000 dollars if you win

Damon Boyd Posted 5 months ago

dear ms thomas I hope you win and I wish you a merry christmas you are the best principal in the world ever

marilynn zelahy Posted 5 months ago

You are so kind,kindness princelbile ever MERRY CHIRSTMAS! MS Tomes

jordynn mckoy Posted 5 months ago

you are so kind to the kids at PHCSE and even if a kid gets in trouble you won't yell at them you willjust have a kind talk with them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

joaquinsaavedra Posted 5 months ago

we could buy a Nuke lab,swings,food,tech and money guns and i think Ms. Tomas is the best prinsible in the world and i like this school and make lots of friends

Lincoln Mugo Posted 5 months ago

Hi,I Know you can win this because your a very good person because your always kind and have smile on your face.Like I said I know you can win and merry christmas.

martin eftimovski Posted 5 months ago

Dear Mrs.Thomas,good luck and happy holidays.i hope you win this.Thank you for being a good principal.thank you and have a mary christmas. love,martin

Joseph Acquaviva Posted 5 months ago

She's nice and smiles all of the time.

lailah harris Posted 5 months ago

Mrs.Thomas you are so nice and kind and amazing and sweet and i hope you an amazing christmas merry christmas

Tessa Vogel Posted 5 months ago

hi mrs. thomas I am so happy you are our prinsible. we are so lucky to have you! Merry christmas

gregory brown Posted 5 months ago

I am so happy to see you every day and have a merry chismas

leeya durrant Posted 5 months ago

she is so kind she makes everthing fair. she is the best princabal ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Marc Taylor Posted 5 months ago

mrs.thomas you changed my life from day 1 and made it better and I wanted to say thank you for everything.

michael piccolino Posted 5 months ago

Dear Mrs. Thomas you are such a great principal and you are very nice and also have a very merry christmas.

Shona Brown Posted 5 months ago

I have been an educator for well over 15 years. I have had several principals and administrators who were capable of getting things done when needed. However, Mrs. Thomas is different. Because not only does Mrs. Thomas get things done for our school, she TRULY cares about the staff and the students. I'm sure many people will say that about their leader, but Mrs. Thomas has a way of pouring her spirit into yours. She leads by example with a smile on her face and never judges a soul. At PHCSE, we are honored to have her as our principal and wish her nothing but the best!

Sarah Wisniewski Posted 5 months ago

Congratulations, this is a well-deserved nomination. You are always smiling and supportive to all staff members and students.

amaya.trowell Posted 5 months ago

thank you mrs.Thomas for everything that you have did for us and I hope you have a spectacular Thursday and merry christmas.

Markese Posted 5 months ago

Have a holly jolly christmas to you!!!!!!!!And I love my happy year here !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Do you?see you in the hall

emma baldwin Posted 5 months ago

Miss Thomas you are the best principal I ever had because you dress well ever day and you make me smile everyday.

jahari scott Posted 5 months ago

you are the best principal ever and hope you win the nomine of the year and merry christmas and a happy new year

samiah tate Posted 5 months ago

you are the best principal in the whole world, because you are nice to everyone in the school, and have a good day.

Christian-jones-jackson Posted 5 months ago

Ms.Thomas your the best principal in the world i want to wish you a merry christmas in the world

Brandon.Carter Posted 5 months ago

Ms.thomas you have been the best principal I could ever want your funny your smart and I hope you have a good chrismas.

maleya.wilkes Posted 5 months ago

you make everyone smile ever day and you are the best principal

kaliyah.mar Posted 5 months ago

You are looking nice ever day and today.and you make me happy.

emannuel Posted 5 months ago

we love you ms.thomas you are always their for us when we need it and that's what everyone likes about you and you want every one to come to this school every year.

Alissa Padovano Posted 5 months ago

Mrs. Thomas exemplifies what it means to be a great leader and role model! She is so deserving of this award. She inspires me to be a better teacher and person with her positive attitude and encouragement. Thank you for all you do!

kaelee hurd Posted 5 months ago

Thank you for being are principal and thank you for helping us to be great scholars ,to be kind and loyal principal thank you so much WE LOVE YOU

markus mack Posted 5 months ago

Congrats,Mrs.Thomas you are the best Principal that i could ever have you are kind,nice,and you are the most important leader.

arianna Posted 5 months ago

good luck thank you you your so nice

joi lavender Posted 5 months ago

your a great princiral hope you do good

Lance Hawkins Posted 5 months ago

good job miss thomas

Trinity Booker Posted 5 months ago

we are glad to be at this school you are great

terence Posted 5 months ago

your the best principle ever keep up the good work

dajuan.craighead Posted 5 months ago

Ms.Thomas you are the best principle we had all year!!!

korey buckner Posted 5 months ago

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!

Kaelah.Hurd Posted 5 months ago

We are so glad to have you as in are life we wish you the best. we give all the sport we can.

anteique Posted 5 months ago

thank,you for all the things you have provided us with wish you the Best of luck love u thanks

Maliyah.Derry Posted 5 months ago

hope you win,good luck

Michael Howard Posted 5 months ago

Ms.Thomas is a very very nice principal and she also helpful and your the best principal ever.

jason.robinson Posted 5 months ago

hey ms.thomas I have been here for six years and you were always there to support me in so many ways.We all love you

joseph Posted 5 months ago

you are the best principle and have a good christmas

korey buckner Posted 5 months ago

CONGRATS ms.thomas you are a good person we wouldn't have this school without you .

kane luster Posted 5 months ago

you are the best principal ever

Maliyah.Derry Posted 5 months ago

Merry christmas and a happy new year

Quiaura .C Akitoye Posted 5 months ago

Your the best principal is the WORLD!

arthur jackson Posted 5 months ago

love the work at your school

Kaelah.Hurd Posted 5 months ago

Your the best Ms.Thomes happy Holidays

Amyah Smithson Posted 5 months ago

You are the best, you always keep the students and teachers safe i love how you do your job i'm happy you work here it would not be this good if you did not work here.

Rakiya Posted 5 months ago

Thank you for being the best principal u could be.You are awesome,you bring joy to our big family,and we all love you Ms.Thomas and again u really deserve this nomination WE LOVE YOU MS>THOMAS!!!!!

Myla Posted 5 months ago

Thank you for being the best principal to all the kids in the school!

Zahir Ismaeli Posted 5 months ago

Mrs.Thomas you are the best principle in the world,the whole world. you are gonna succeed in life and you always do your best , so love you Mrs.Thomas

jalise brown Posted 5 months ago

your amazinggg!!!!

thomasbridges Posted 5 months ago

I think you are doing a great job at the position of principal and you continue doing a great job as principal.

jalise brown Posted 5 months ago

you're the besttttt!!!!!!!!!

Laila Posted 5 months ago

You are so supportive and awesome I support 100%

Sierra Posted 5 months ago

Mrs.thomas our principle our school loves you so much you are so supportive and excited all the time you make people happy and your always looking nice all the time your the best principle a student can have and I am so happy to be at this school you .we are learning to make apps .

Nesaijah Posted 5 months ago

Mrs.Thomas is the best principle i ever had in all the schools i been to she has always been there for me she will always solve kids problems and everything she deserved this reward she is the best principle i ever ever had in my life and i will always be a scholar for her and she is the best she solves problems right away and she is respectful and thankful and grateful she is the best person at this school she deserved that reward good luck Mrs.Thomas.

khalil Posted 5 months ago

I am so happy that we have u and u help so many people get thourgh there day u are so nice and we love u

narya Posted 5 months ago

My principal is the nicest, kindest, and supports us as well. Hope you win!

Donjae Posted 5 months ago

She is very nice and kind. She gives me pride when i need it and when i'm doing wrong.I hope she/we win because we don't have enough money go on a field trip.

mckenzie Posted 5 months ago

I think my principal should get voted because she takes good care of the school she gives of the power to work harder she is the BEST and she is a leader

ronald Posted 5 months ago

she is the best principal and she is always willing to listen and help with your problem r5edt

caleb Posted 5 months ago

#1 PRINCIPAL IN THE WORLD WE love you all soooooooooo much and wish you the best of luck!!!!!!!!

Dailiyon Posted 5 months ago

I think that my principal should be nominated because she is the 2nd kindest, funniest , caring i ever met. Also she cares for us all the time and when we are starting a test she always perserververs us to do well on it and gives us the strength. half of the schools principals aren't rally like Mrs. Thomas , she is so much better!! Please Nominate our Principal, Dailiyon <3

Alise Posted 5 months ago

I am so happy that Mrs.Thomas received this award because she supported this whole school. I just wanted to let you know we hope you win

Tre Posted 5 months ago

I like the principle because she is the write choice of any other person who needs this prize.

aaron strader Posted 5 months ago

Mrs.Thomas is my principle she is the best principle ever she is always positive about things she keeps a smile on her face.Mrs. Thomas has a good personality,she does not yell much she is always trying to make everything positive and not negative.Mrs.Thomas does a lot of good things for our school like giving us field trips.

madison Posted 5 months ago

she nice and cool she helps you if your feeling down she makes you feel cofdinte hope you like the things.

shawn moorefield Posted 5 months ago

She is nice she desves this award she has a great personality.

Anaija Posted 5 months ago

I think she should be nominated because in our school she makes the rules clear and she postive about all of our students and she takes care/makes sure everybody is following the school rules and helps everyone out!

Nesaijah Posted 5 months ago

Mrs Thomas is the best school principal i ever had

madisun Adams Posted 5 months ago

Mrs. Thomas is the BEST principal I have ever had!

james Posted 5 months ago

i think your a great principal and wish you the best .

monte garcia-lemon Posted 5 months ago

your the best choice onestly

Cienna Posted 5 months ago

Ms. Thomas is a great principal. When she see students in the hallway and and in the classrooms she hugs them and says hello. She is very nice and when we she comes in during class she doesn't interrupt us.When we are learning she asks what we are learning and if we don't understand she trys to help.

Mariah Gardenhire Posted 5 months ago

Mrs. Thomas is truly one of the best principals ever no cap :/ Other principals are very strict and mean in other schools, but she is very nice. She is a huge leader and inspires us to be leaders, which is amazing. I hope she wins with all our luck, fingers crossed. We love you Mrs. Thomas! :)

Gloria Posted 5 months ago

Tamara Thomas, my principal, is a interesting person because she gives warm hugs and she gives a lot of people compliments when they come in with a nice gesture.

Avrianna West Posted 5 months ago

Our principal is really kind and nice! She always makes us feel warm, and loved. She even supports us- and makes sure we are doing the nice and right thing!

chase Posted 5 months ago

Ms. Thomas is so nice she all ways nice and kind

Timothy Posted 5 months ago

Ms.Thomas is the best principal I have ever had she should win

Symphani Bernard-Carter Posted 5 months ago

STAYGOLDEN!*!*!**!**!!*!*!*!*!**!*!**!*!**!*!*!*!!*!*!*!*!WE LOVE YOU!*!*!**!!*!**!!*!**!**!*!**!**!**!*!**!*!*!*!*

madison Posted 5 months ago

<3

madison Posted 5 months ago

she is always here even if she isnt feeling well

dallas smith Posted 5 months ago

she is nice and i love her as our principal

josh ph Posted 5 months ago

You are nice and deserve to win.I've been coming here since kindergarten and this school has changed a lot for the better.

Tymere Alston Posted 5 months ago

She always helps us when we are feeling down.She makes sure everything is okay.I hope she wins

danye Posted 5 months ago

Ms. Tomas is a good friend and is nice when she is around.

kennedee Posted 5 months ago

Ms.Thomas is a great principle she is a great communication. She is always happy going around the building. She is beautiful and she deserves everything.

Nathan Hartle Posted 5 months ago

I am so happy for her and she really deserved this award. I hope she can earn more in the future. Just keep it up Mrs. Thomas!

Nevaeh Cephas Posted 5 months ago

Thanks for all the things you did over the years for us

Jeremy Kennedy Posted 5 months ago

Good job Ms. Thomas. You really deserve it. you have changed the life of me and every person in this school. You inspire us to push through when we think we can't.

Yasair Ismaeli Posted 5 months ago

Ms. Thomas you are the best principal ever. I know you got this!

Raylynn Bundy Posted 5 months ago

Mrs.Thomas I have been with you for 7 years you have been the best i have ever met.

Milo Benson Posted 5 months ago

This is the gift that keeps on giving. I hope you win! Yay!

Jeremy Kennedy Posted 5 months ago

Good job Ms. Thomas. You really deserve it. you have changed the life of me and every person in this school. You inspire us to push through when we think we can't.

Milo Benson Posted 5 months ago

This is the gift that keeps on giving. I hope you win! Yay!

eric Posted 5 months ago

congratulations

Kristen Trichtinger Posted 6 months ago

I am so happy that Ms. Thomas has received this well-deserved nomination. She is always so supportive of all the staff members at Penn Hills Charter School of Entrepreneurship.

Rychiss.A Bey Posted 6 months ago

Congrats Mrs.Thomas we knew you could do it!!!

You've Seen me a lot,It's Sienna Glenn 5-A Posted 6 months ago

#1 PRINCIPAL IN THE WORLD WE love you all soooooooooo much and wish you the best of luck!!!!!!!!

shane Posted 6 months ago

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Jayshawn Posted 6 months ago

You are the best principal I had in all of my schools!

Laila Posted 6 months ago

You are awesome and totally deserve this.

braylon carter Posted 6 months ago

You are the best principal in the world.

nelsn Posted 6 months ago

You bring joy to school! from Nelson

sarah frady Posted 6 months ago

hey hope you win and i love how you inspire me and other people

lucy Posted 6 months ago

I love Ms.Thomas so much!and she is the best!

D´jamar Posted 6 months ago

Thats alot of inspiration

Zadie Posted 6 months ago

I Hope You Win

Deven West Posted 6 months ago

THanks for our school!Your a great principal

D´jamar Posted 6 months ago

Thats alot of inspiration

lucy Posted 6 months ago

I love Ms.Thomas so much!and she is the best!

Terrance reed Posted 6 months ago

Such a nice principle she was so nice to me

Destiny Posted 6 months ago

You are the best principal ever!!!

anna wisdom Posted 6 months ago

congratulations mrs. thomas. you deserved to be nominated because you are kind to everyone and she brings out the joy in every student even when there sad or happy

mason Posted 6 months ago

Amazing person,one of the best principals I've had.

Daniel wilson Posted 6 months ago

shes nice, kind, really helpful and makes a difference in peoples lifes

Ki'Rell Posted 6 months ago

Your a good influence

Tyler Posted 6 months ago

Good job!

quincy Posted 6 months ago

Best principal ever!!

chance Posted 6 months ago

She always puts me in a good mood when I am feeling sad or have a problem

Tristan Posted 6 months ago

Hope you win good luck

Symphani Posted 6 months ago

CONGRATULATIONS!#!!#!#!!#!#!#!#!!#!#!#!#!#!#WE SCHOLARS LOVE YOU!$$!$!!$!$!$!$$$!!$!$!!$!$!!$!$!$$!$!$

Nicole Dickinson Posted 6 months ago

Well deserved! Mrs. Thomas always has a smile on her face and leads her staff in a way that is kind, caring and thoughtful! She is always there to listen to her staff and students to assure they have everything they need to be successful! Congratulations Mrs. Thomas.

Ryan Anchors Posted 6 months ago

You have nice hair.

Natalie Posted 6 months ago

Congratulations to my Sister Tamara!! So proud of you and the positive impact you have on everyone!!! Your students and their parents are blessed to have you in their lives. I'm certainly blessed to call you my Sister. Much Love ??

Bryan Allen Posted 6 months ago

She is my inspiration! A true leader and supporter!

Isaac Posted 6 months ago

U are my inspiration Caue u are a good leader

Dajiah Posted 6 months ago

Amazing women! She exceeds all expectation!

Tedra Allen Posted 6 months ago

Yes! She is a true leader that leads with lots of love a gracious smile that is contagious!

Amy Posted 6 months ago

You deserve this award you are awesome! I don’t have kids in your school but when I met you your spirit was genuine! These kids and parents are lucky to have you! Congrats and keep doing what you are doing

Jeanne Green Posted 6 months ago

So very happy others see what God sees!! I'm so happy that the students get to experience such a positive and loving force every day in you!! May you walk in every bit of this recognition because you are deserving and so many tiny hearts are being changed because of you!!!! Thank you for continually saying yes to our future!!!

julian lavender Posted 6 months ago

shes a kind person who cares for all

lily amato Posted 6 months ago

Mrs.Thomas is one of the best principle? I have ever had. just by her saying hello or good morning makes my days better. She puts all her students before her, and does her best to make them happy, which she does. she always forgives her students even if it really hard to. she's loving and caring for everyone around her, but also she's also a friendly person to be around. For the 9 years i have been here and with all the principles before her in my opinion she is the best one. she deserves the best in the world and I am so happy for her. CONGRATULATIONS!!!

cheyenne ashley Posted 6 months ago

Mrs.Thomas is an amazing Principal she is so awesome there is no one like her anywhere else except here at PHCSE.

Elysia Young Posted 6 months ago

Mrs. Thomas is the best principle I have ever time. Not only does she lover her job but she loves the students in her school. She Loves every child like they are her own. I love talking to her and her sacrifice does not go unnoticed. She made a difference in my life and deserves everything in the world. THank you Mrs. Thomas of everything you have done for me.

deshai Posted 6 months ago

You really deserve this your like a mom to all of us and a symbol of hope you treat us with the up most respect. We truly love and adore you. congrats!!!!!

Stevie McGreal Posted 6 months ago

Greatest principle of all time.

Caidyn Thomas Posted 6 months ago

Mrs. Thomas is one of the best principals I ever had. She really deserves this award. Great Job!

Nathan Lowes Posted 6 months ago

Mrs. Thomas is one of the best principals Penn Hills Charter School has had, she cares for students and seems to always put students first. Mrs. Thomas is very kind and always has positive traits and will constantly help those in need. This reward is most certainly well deserved.

angelo venturella Posted 6 months ago

thank you for being a awesome principle!!!

Martel Palmer Posted 6 months ago

Thanks for being a awesome principal.

Princess Posted 6 months ago

Ms.Thomas is always welcoming you when she sees you in the hallway. Everytime she sees you down she will stop you and ask you what is wrong in a very polite way, she is a listening ear and cares dearly about the students in our school.

Dominique Posted 6 months ago

Mrs. Thomas is a very hard working person. She always makes sure that we are motivated and that we have everything we need to be successful. I came here when I was in kindergarden and Mrs. Thomas came when I was in 3rd or 4th grade. I'm in 8th grade now and I feel like my years with her being my principle have been amazing. She let me dance at many events and more. This is my last year here and I'm really sad because there is no other principle like Mrs. Thomas.

Destinee johnson Posted 6 months ago

There is so many ways to Describe how of an amazing person Mrs.Thomas is she is Fantastic ,Brave,Determined,Successful,Creative,SMart,NIce, and all in all but one amazing thing that she will always have is courage

helaina caton Posted 6 months ago

mrs.thomas is one of the best principles. she pushes us and encourages us to be the best person we can be. we have a whole school aframation about being a leader not because she has to because she cares about us.

Maliah Posted 6 months ago

She is a good principal, and a very hardworking and dedicated person ! Merry Christmas

derae lawrence Posted 6 months ago

You have been my principal for years now and I greatly appreciate what you have done for us as a whole. Though I haven't always agreed with your decisions I understand that you want the best for your school. Thank you for what you do and for leading us to greatness.

Malaya Brown Posted 6 months ago

Mrs.Thomas is an amazing principle. She is always awarding us on our success being a great leader. Now I'm awarding her on her. Her dignity, self pride, and her intelligence. Thank you for being a good Principles bring guest in giving us opportunities to show that.

Senai Posted 6 months ago

Great supporter and motivator , if you need somebody to talk to that's the number 1 person you can run to. Shes always positive and keep a smile on her face. Great principal!

Cameron Thomas Posted 6 months ago

she is a good leader

Deja Lindsay Posted 6 months ago

She is always in a great mood and is always positive and haves a great drive to make the school a better place .

mory Posted 6 months ago

she is a very motivational and empowering speaker and always has fun things for our incentive,, she also treats us like one of her own kids.

Shelby McCrary Posted 6 months ago

Thank you for your love and kindness. You are such a good principle and supporter. Thank you!

Cheyenne Stotts Posted 6 months ago

Mrs.Thomas is a great principal, honestly. She treats all of the students like her kids, even her own. She accepted me into this school, because she saw potential in me. Like i said, she is a great principal, and i really appreciate her.

Nathan Posted 6 months ago

Amazing Job! Whooo Hoooo

Leviticus Smith Posted 6 months ago

Mrs.Thomas is a valuable role model that has taken our school to outstanding places. She is a very amiable person, and she will always be admired here at thi school.

myeisha.taylor Posted 6 months ago

good job

natalie robinson walker Posted 6 months ago

Thank you for everything you do at the school. I appreciate the things you got for the school and everything you do .

Kevin Buckner Posted 6 months ago

you are the best principal that i ever had and I am happy that you are my principal

Alyssa Posted 6 months ago

Congrats!! Glad you got this award. You really deserve it :)

Brianne Collins Posted 6 months ago

Congratulations Mrs. Thomas on being nominated for Lifechanger of the Year! Your smile and overall positive attitude change the lives of not only our students daily, but our staff as well. Your daily commitment to ensuring the students voice are heard and academic needs are met have a huge impact on the lives of every scholar. A simple smile can change the world!

amira Posted 6 months ago

good job.

cornell.jones Posted 6 months ago

good job mrs thomas and go to win

KhyMiirah Fultz Posted 6 months ago

you are a good principal

Ashton jones Posted 6 months ago

I'd like to congratulate you on your success.

Saron Royall Posted 6 months ago

Thank you for bei princial

aira Posted 6 months ago

Mrs.Thomas U always have a smile on your face

JayLynn Posted 6 months ago

Thank You for being so pleasant and smiling every day and greeting people everyday.

jordan Hurt Posted 6 months ago

Thank you Mrs.thomas for always having a positive attitude towards us and the teachers.

kennedy montgomery woods Posted 6 months ago

thank you for smiling all day and being nice

Jayla Booker Posted 6 months ago

Thanks for always keeping your head up smiling everyday and also welcoming people to our school.

Evan Caskey Posted 6 months ago

Thank you Mrs. Thomas you gave me and my classmates great teachers that give us a great education.

Destinee Howard Posted 6 months ago

Thank you for the 7th grade field trip.

Daeshaun Day-Hugley Posted 6 months ago

THANK YOU FOR SMILING EVERY SINGLE DAY

Jasmine Jasper - Thornton Posted 6 months ago

Thank you Mrs.Thomas for saying good morning to children including me, it brightens my mood or day.

Aaliyah Johnson Posted 6 months ago

You are such an inspiration to all of us.Thank you so much for smiling everyday and making our day with your beautiful smile.

Gabrielle Posted 6 months ago

i would like to appreciate Mrs. Thomas for being the best principle and always having a smile on her face everyday at school.

Anaya jackosn Posted 6 months ago

Hi my name is anaya and i just want to say thank you for letting me in your school i love it and i love how you love your students for who they are and thank you for accepting my brother in this school because that's how he is a the school he is at now. I hope that you win because you deserve it.

Tristen Posted 6 months ago

You are such a nice person! You are happy everyday and a optimist! Thank you Mrs.Thomas!

Halona Posted 6 months ago

I want to thank you for always having a smile on your face.

Heather Ruppert Posted 6 months ago

Thank you for all you do! Mrs Thomas is an amazing leader and principal! It is so very apparent that you care about your students and staff! This honor is well deserved!

Heather Ruppert Posted 6 months ago

Thank you for all you do for PHCSE! You are an amazing leader who cares about her students and staff! You deserve this honor!

Ernest ruffin Posted 6 months ago

Mrs thomas displays leadership with students and staff.she keeps positive energy flowing from the cafeteria to the custodian As well as all staff All wAys connecting

Dylan Bently Posted 6 months ago

the best princeple ever she is so nice

Jailinn Best Posted 6 months ago

IF SHE DOESN'T GET THIS REWARD IT'S THE END OF THE WORLD

Jailinn Best Posted 6 months ago

She's incredible and deserves the world

Jaydon Thomas Posted 6 months ago

You are an amazing principle.

ariryauna trowell Posted 6 months ago

mrs. thomas i feel like you are the best princable out of all the schools i went to.

Malik Payne Posted 6 months ago

Mrs.Thomas should be Life changer of the year ( ?° ?? ?°)

Taliah Smith Posted 6 months ago

She inspires kids like me & my sister to keep going on. She represnts black girl power for young girls! GO MRS. THOMAS!!!!!

Ashraf Badru Posted 6 months ago

I really think that our great principal deserves this amazing reward for many reasons. She supports us in many ways, and she gets us the supplies we need. She trust all of our teachers, and trust them with teaching us correctly. With this she make sures we all have a chance at having our academic goals. So, it is the holidays and we want to have her winning this reward. Because when she wins, we win, and she represents or school in a great way.

Isaac Allen Posted 6 months ago

She is wonderful principle because she is a thoughtful teacher. she does not over power people.she is a good boss

Ade Posted 6 months ago

Ms.Thomas has taught me how to succeed in adulthood in he few years that I've gone to her school

Jailinn Best Posted 6 months ago

She's an amazing person who deserves to win the lifechangers award. She's changed hundreds of kids and teachers lives for the better. She's also not only amazing she DESERVES this award she needs to know that all of her efforts are noticed

McKenzie Gardenhire Posted 6 months ago

Congratulations!!!

jacob hollis Posted 6 months ago

hi mrs. tomas i like to leave a comment about how you tell us to preserve and push throw everyday thank you for all your positive comments on the morning announcements.

Dr. Rochelle Oaks Posted 6 months ago

I so appreciate Mrs. Thomas, for her integrous attitude towards staff, students, and peers. She displays positive traits every day and seeks opportunities to assist, help, and lift others. Her effective leadership, extraordinary qualities, and successful achievements are a testament to the great work she spearheads at Penn Hills Charter School for Entrepreneurship.

Katie Dunbar Posted 6 months ago

Well deserved! Mrs. Thomas is a kind hearted person who would do anything for anyone without expecting anything in return. She is a bright light who greets everyone with a huge hug! You always know when she is around because she is beaming with positivity. Mrs. Thomas is the biggest cheerleader for her students, staff, and families.

Michael Chessey Posted 6 months ago

Mrs. Thomas is a kind, compassionate leader who is committed to both her staff and students. She always welcomes you with a smile and a hug. I am happy to have her as a leader and to work for her.

linda smith Posted 6 months ago

Congratulations!! God bless you in all that you do. You are God's chosen!!

Terri Posted 6 months ago

Thanks

Lynn Como Posted 6 months ago

Tamara...this is such a fantastic achievement and I applaud you and all of your hard work in making that environment such a welcoming and inspiring place! You have obviously made such an impact with parents and students alike, despite the obstacles that face us in education. So proud to see a familiar face recognized! Congrats from your fellow PIL/NISL colleague!!!

Darren B. McCormick Posted 6 months ago

If you looking for a leader who cultivates a safe, loving, welcoming, learning environment for students, teachers, parents, and all school employees, you will find all of these qualities in Mrs. Thomas! She makes you feel special with the way she welcomes you through the doors of the school, and she is laser focused on providing exceptional learning opportunities for her students. Mrs. Thomas just gets it! And she’s excels in her role as Principal! Wishing her all the best!

Justin Trainer Posted 6 months ago

Mrs. Thomas is the best principal I have ever worked under. She is a truly effective leader that adheres to the strategic plan and reaches the goals we set for our students. And she truly cares about everyone, including the staff. She is always so upbeat and energetic and a joy to be around. I truly believe she deserves this award because she is delivering an outstanding education at our charter school that outperforms the district in test scores, discipline, and just about any metric you can measure.

Darlene Shook Posted 6 months ago

Well earned....... I think Mrs. Thomas is giving 100% to make her staff as happy as can be. I believe she has away with the scholars and the parents. Over the years I worked at PHC I see a huge difference in the school rising due to the influence of her being here. It is a real learning experience and she has show me how to achieve my goals. I respect her as a person and feel she respect me. We have to be a team and she has a great team on her side. Our leadership team is a awesome team and I'm proud to be on her team and PHC. I thank you for my upcoming years and look for many more to come. Keep the Faith ......

Loren Pacchioni Posted 6 months ago

Well deserved! Mrs. Thomas is a pleasure to work for as she is supportive, caring and dedicated to making sure her staff and students are growing daily. She is a positive and motivating leader who makes everyone strive to be their best. Mrs. Thomas is warm and welcoming to all and is a wonderful leader in the PHCSE community!

Linda Porter Posted 6 months ago

Ms. Thomas is a fantastic person to work with. She is very warm, supportive and treats everyone with respect.

Valerie Y Nance Posted 6 months ago

As an HR professional, I have worked with many supervisors and leaders. Walking in to Penn Hills Charter School of Entrepreneurship and having the opportunity to work with leaders like Mrs. Thomas has been a privilege. Mrs. Thomas is an outstanding supervisor, who innately understands her employees and seeks to better both the employee experience and the organization itself. It is rare to encounter a leader who so diligently works to balance the needs of the organization with the employees' experience, and who constantly engages in self-reflection and self improvement. She is as committed to developing and growing her staff as she is to developing her already formidable leadership skills. Her commitment to building a learning environment that is truly equitable is inspiring. Working with Mrs. Thomas has been an invaluable professional partnership and learning experience for me.

Dr. Tricia Shelton Posted 6 months ago

I am honored to work with such a dynamic and vested administrator. Ms. Thomas is an amazing advocate for students and families. Her leadership is a source of pride for the school community.

Jessica Zuk Posted 6 months ago

Mrs. Thomas is a leader who supports the growth of her staff and students daily. We are proud to have her lead PHCSE!

Dana Wood Posted 6 months ago

Mrs. Thomas supports her staff like they are family. She listens and encourages each day!

Debra Titus Posted 6 months ago

WOW!! A most deserving nomination for an incredible leader! Mrs. Thomas is the epitome of Excellence in leadership and truly an amazing role model!

Ashley Turner Posted 6 months ago

Congratulations Mrs. Thomas!!Continue to bless us with your leadership and wisdom and together we will continue to guide our young men and women to bigger and better things. #PHCSROCK#HOUSEofRESPECT

Joshua Colbert Posted 6 months ago

Mrs. Thomas’ commitment to education and the development of children is second to none. She’s changing positively changing the lives of our youth everyday.

Emily Drop Posted 6 months ago

One of the most kind-hearted, caring and positive people I’ve has the pleasure of working with and is extremely encouraging and supportive to all staff, students and families of PHCSE.

Justin Trainer Posted 7 months ago

Fantastic leader!