About: Janelle Thomas
- Role : 2nd Grade Teacher
This is my 18th year of teaching 2nd grade at Messiah. Messiah Lutheran School was my first call after graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Concordia University in Seward, Nebraska. In 2008, I received my Master’s in Classroom Teaching from the University of Missouri-St. Louis.
I knew I wanted to become a teacher when I was younger, but having great Christian role models as teachers in grade school and high school helped me come to where I am today. God has blessed my life with loving parents and good Christian schools. I love working with students at this age because they are so eager to learn. I especially love teaching Christian character and about the love of our Savior, Jesus Christ.
My husband, Steve, and I have a ten year old, Dahlia, and a eight year old, Violet. We are thrilled that they both attend Messiah’s wonderful program!
We live in St. Peters with our two children and two dogs, Bailey and Nola.
In my free time I enjoy outdoor activities, such as tennis, cycling, softball, running and participating in half marathons and triathlons. My husband and I also love to attend
concerts, Cardinals games, theater events, and traveling.