The Elephants  |  1st Grade


Zeon Railey

Kellie Thomas

What name do you go by at Bridges?: Ms. Thomas

Tell us a little about yourself.: I am 35 years old and originally from Cleveland, Oh. I moved to DC in 2006 and it was absolutely the best decision I have ever made. When I am not doing all sorts of awesomely cool educational things as a First Grade teacher, I am DJing around the DC/MD/VA area under the moniker DJ Cleveland Browne. I am a pretty cool chick with cool curly hair that loves to play cool music to make you dance.

Where did you go to school and what did you study?: At Cleveland State University I earned my BBA in Marketing.

What do you like best about working in education?: I enjoy watching/listening to children discover something new. There's nothing better than watching a child "get it." Their excitement is infectious and I absolutely love every minute of it.

What is your favorite part of the school day?: The quiet morning. I cherish that quiet time because I know that as soon as I get to work, that will completely change.

What do you like best about Bridges, your classroom, or your teaching team?: I love the team that I am on. I couldn't have asked for a better set of team members. We are so very collaborative and supportive.

What were you like when you were a kid?: I was extremely athletic and a real tomboy! I could climb, run, shoot hoops and swing a bat with the best of them.