About

A little about me
Minooka has been good to both me and my family.  We are happy to call this community home.  I'm a small-town guy, and the closeness of this area makes it a great place to raise kids. 

After a short career in journalism, I went back to college to earn my teaching degree.  My first teaching job was at MCHS in 2001, and I have been here ever since. Minooka is blessed with outstanding teachers, tremendous coaches & advisers, and an incredibly supportive community. 

These days, I try and do my part with some of my passions — social studies, journalism, and track & field.  I sometimes call it reading, writing, and running. In the past, I've gotten my hands dirty coaching cross country and advising the yearbook.  I'm proud to have been a part of all these programs.

If you ever have any questions, concerns, suggestions, or funny stories, I'd love to hear them.  Fire away at mthomas@mchs.net.

Go Indians!






2017-2018 Teaching Schedule

1st Semester
1A: US History, Room 139
2A: Plan, Room 139
3A: Adv. Journalism, Room 197
4A: Beg. Journalism, Room 197
1B: Plan
2B: Politics & War, Room 139
3B: US History, Room 139
4B: US History, Room 139

2nd Semester
1A: US History, Room 139
2A: Plan, Room 139
3A: Adv. Journalism, Room 197
4A: Beg. Journalism, Room 197
1B: Government
2B: Plan
3B: US History, Room 139
4B: US History, Room 139
Education
  • Bachelor of Journalism, University of Missouri-Columbia, 1998
  • Bachelor of Arts – History Education, Illinois State University, 2001
  • Master of Science – Education Administration, Illinois State University, 2007