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!

2018-2019 Teaching Schedule

1A: Sports Media, Room 197-C

2A: Plan, Room 197-C

3A: US History, Room 139-C

4A: US History, Room 139-C

1B: Sports Media, Room 323-c

2B: Plan, Room 197-C

3B: Media & Journalism 2-4, Room 197-C

4B: Media & Journalism 1, Room 197-C


  • 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