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Summer Principals Academy
The Education Leadership Program in the Department of Organization and Leadership
Arianne Thomas teaches sixth grade English Language Arts and Social Studies at Kendall-Whittier Elementary School in Tulsa Oklahoma. Kendall-Whittier is the second largest elementary school in the state of Oklahoma, with 98% students on free or reduced lunches. Her students experienced over two years of reading growth in 2014. As sixth grade team lead, Arianne has helped over 200 students apply and get into their middle school of choice. Arianne also works as an instructional coach for Teach For America Oklahoma, leading professional development sessions for first and second year Teach For America corps members. Arianne aspires to lead an academically successful urban middle school with the additional goal of helping students understand how to advocate for themselves and for policies that lead to a fair and just society.