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Thomas Raymond

posted Jan 24, 2017, 10:42 AM by Brenda McGee   [ updated Jan 24, 2017, 10:58 AM ]
Thomas Raymond: Mathematics 

About Thomas:
  • Grew up in Saint Albans, Vermont.
  • Has an older sister and brother. 
  • Enjoys fishing, coaching the girl's soccer team, spending time with his wife and dog, playing fantasy football and running. 
  • An 8th year teacher, with 6 being at GHS and two previously at Saint Johnsbury Academy in Vermont. 
High School Memories: 
  • Played soccer, ice hockey, baseball, golf, saxophone player in the band and sang in the chorus.  
  • Enjoyed math but also social studies because of a great and inspiring teacher. 
  • Won state championships in both ice hockey and soccer. 
College:
  • Attended Saint Michael's College in Colchester, Vermont. 
  • B.S. in Mathematics with a licensure to teach Secondary Education (grades 7-12). 
  • Completes M.Ed. in Educational Leadership on October 17th, 2016!!!
Why Teaching?

"I enjoy teaching because of the students. It's rewarding to see their growth from day to day, especially when you observe a student having an 'ah-ha' moment when they are able to understand a concept that they had been previously struggling with. The positive relationships I have built and will continue to build with the students of GHS drives my passion for teaching. High schoolers also seem to get my dry sense of humor!"

What Classes Do You Teach? 

"I currently teach Algebra I and Precalculus, but, I've also taught Algebra 2 and Geometry as well. It's fun to teach an array of math classes because I am afforded the opportunity to teach a wide range of students;  it's nice to get to know everybody!" 

What Makes GHS So Special?

"GHS is a special place because of a combination of the students, my colleagues and the community. It's a great school where everyone knows your name and is willing to help you out whenever you need it. It truly feels like a work environment where I am 'at home.'"