- Masters Kennesaw State
Orchestra Director/ Teacher
Mount Pisgah Arts Academy Director
B.M. Tennessee Tech University, Cookeville, Tennessee
M. Ed. Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, Georgia
T.T.C.T Traditional Irish Music Teaching Certificate, Dublin, Ireland
Why do you love teaching or working at Mount Pisgah?
I love teaching at Mt. Pisgah Christian School because students have a true joy of learning and performing quality music at its highest level.
Who was the most influential teacher/coach/instructor when you were growing up? What was it about him/her that impacted you?
My favorite teacher was Ms. Freeman, my senior English and Humanities instructor. She challenged us to reach beyond what we thought we were capable of achieving academically and to think deeply about the human experience. She expanded the way we thought about our world and helped us see the connections between the Arts and the human experience not only as seen great authors and poets, but also as experienced by us.
What is your favorite moment/memory as a Pisgah employee?
Working with our youngest students and watching them grown into mature musicians and successful young adults.
What is your favorite Bible verse?
Psalm 46:10 "Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”
Katherine Thomas is a veteran school orchestra teacher in the Metro-Atlanta area and a GA PK-12 Certified Music Teacher. A classically trained violinist and professional string educator, Mrs. Thomas also founded The Atlanta Irish Music School and has trained several champion Irish musicians. Twice published in STRINGS magazine, she was also named a ‘Star of the South’ by Irish America Magazine and has served as a guest clinician at Georgia State University, ASTA National Conference and ‘Strings Without Boundaries’. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree (Violin/ Education) from Tennessee Tech University and a Master of Education degree from Kennesaw State University. Mrs. Thomas lives in Alpharetta with her husband and two daughters; Lucy and Annabelle.