Mr. Andy Thomas grew up in in Antioch, Illinois and has long been passionate about art and education. His experience working in Lake County schools has reinforced his love of teaching and his desire to creating exciting, fun and engaging activities for students. Andy received his BA in Photography and Art from Southern Illinois University of Carbondale. After his undergraduate studies he managed a contemporary art gallery in Chicago, Illinois before deciding to pursue his dream of teaching and seeking a Master’s Degree in elementary education. Outside of school, Mr. Thomas stays busy with his many hobbies such as photography, art, gardening and reading. Mr. Thomas is greatly looking forward to joining the wonderful Prairie Crossing Charter School community and is overjoyed to be working with the students and staff here to help make this a truly memorable and fun year.