MMC met Ms. Thomas 12 years ago while visiting her 6th grade class at McKinley Avenue Elementary School. Her students' love of learning is an honest reflection of Ms. Thomas and their zeal for math shines through with every answer they give to the math challenges we confront them with.
Each year, Ms Thomas' final writing assignment for her class is to write a letter describing what they liked best about the school year. She says, "Their responses are always the same: Mike's Math Club! Children recognize when they are loved, cared about, and inspired; this is exactly what the MMC Team members achieve when they come to my classroom. I usually have 100% attendance on these days and I know why - five dedicated people who love kids are coming to teach math in my classroom."