Ms. Kathy Thomas



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Ms. Kathy Thomas

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. I feel priviliged to be working in Verona and to be part of the HBW 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 aquire new skills through fun and engaging activities. I also collaborate with our HBW staff and periodically co-teach classes. 

I am originally from Queens NY where I earned my B.A. in Government and Politics and 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).

M.A. Speech-Language Pathology

ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competancy

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 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