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Yvette Thomasson

Position: Professional School Counselor
School: Drew-Freeman Middle School
School District: Prince George's County Public School
City, State: Forestville, MD

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Yvette Thomasson was nominated by a colleague, Carl Cobbs.

Dr. Thomasson's role as a mother of two children attending Prince George's County Public School underscores the importance of public education. Dr. Thomasson has been a dedicated educator with PGCPS for 25 years and has significantly impacted countless students and colleagues. As an educator, she understands the significance of providing quality education to all students regardless of their background, economic status, or race. Her personal experience as a parent of PGCPS students has given her a unique perspective on the challenges and opportunities that students and families face within the public education system.

Dr. Thomasson's work stands out for her passion for helping students win scholarships. Her efforts have resulted in millions of dollars awarded to PGCPS students, providing them with the financial support they need to achieve their goals. Her dedication to her student's success is inspiring. She knows firsthand how important it is to have educators who are compassionate, knowledgeable, and invested in their students' success.

Dr. Thomasson's work with a nonprofit organization, "Pet Connect," that fosters dogs is also noteworthy. Her work with the nonprofit organization demonstrates her compassion for animals and her commitment to improving the lives of those around her. Seeing how she uses her creativity and passion to help the broader community is inspiring. 

"Overall, Dr. Yvette Thomasson inspires all educators and students," said Cobbs. "Her dedication to her student's success, creative mind, and passion for helping others is admirable and inspiring. I am inspired by Dr. Thomasson's work and her unwavering commitment to making a positive impact in the lives of others."

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