Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Kathy Thomas


Video Releasing a Monarch - Butterflies and Speech-Language Class 

Link to the Special Services Dept Webpage



Hi Students and Parents, 

 I'm Kathy Thomas,  the speech-language teacher working with students in grades 5 - 8 at H.B.W Middle School and grades 9-12 at Verona High School. I feel privileged to be working in Verona and to be part of the Verona Schools family.  It has been an amazing experience working with students and watching them improve articulation, language skills, fluency and more.  I try to help students acquire new skills through fun and engaging activities. I also try to collaborate with staff and  I have  co-taught with teachers at both HBW and VHS in order to support our students. 

I am originally from Queens, NY, where I earned my B.A. in Government and Politics and an M.A. in Speech-Language Pathology from St. John's University. I earned my Certificate of Clinical Competency (CCC) from the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA). Prior to working in the field of speech-language pathology, I had a completely different career working for the fixed income department at a company in the World Financial Center called Nomura Securities. 

M.A. Speech-Language Pathology

ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competency

Additional Certifications/Training


Prompt Trained : Level I and Level II -  Prompt stands for PROMPTS for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets. 


Lindamood Bell Visualizing and Verbalizing Trained 

Completed a 2 year graduate program through Fairleigh Dickinson University for Orton-Gillingham (multi-sensory reading) . Level 1, Level 2, Level 3  and Level 4 trained in Orton Gillingham Multisensory Reading Program 

Pragmatic/Social Language

Attended numerous workshops including Social Thinking for Pragmatic Language