Propel East K-8
1611 Monroeville Ave – Turtle Creek, PA 15145
|P: 412-823-0347||F: 412-823-0924|
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- A Message from Our Principals
Meet Our Principal
Principal, Propel East
Hometown: Monroeville, PA Years with Propel: 10
Ms. Thomas is entering her tenth year with Propel Schools. She has taught English Language Arts (ELA) to grades 5, 6, 7 and 8 at Propel East, spent two years as a Literacy Coach at East and as an Associate Principal at Propel Hazelwood. For her undergraduate degree, Ms. Thomas attended West Virginia University, received her teaching certificate at The University of Pittsburgh and her Masters in Educational Leadership and Principal Certification at Cal U.
Her primary goal for the 2017-2018 school year is to encourage and foster growth in every person she comes into contact with. She wants to be a change agent and create a culture at Propel East where everyone (students, staff and families) feels inspired to take risks and break limits because they feel supported and valued.
I am #PropelProud because….year after year, I have witnessed students who have moved mountains with the experiences, relationships and confidence they built within the walls of a Propel School.
Learn more about Ms. Thomas...
When she's not working she likes to...spend time with her family.
Hidden Talents: Singing and acting...possibly running if she got back into it.
The #1 item on her bucket list is to... hike through the Grand Canyon.
If she could swap places with anyone for a day... she wouldn't! She wouldn't want to miss out on a day with everyone she loves.
Favorite sports team: Steelers and any team her kids are playing on!
Favorite book: Water for Elephants
Favorite band/artist: Journey
Favorite movie: JAWS
The six word memoir to describe her life would be...Smiles help to heal the world.
Contact Ms. Thomas...
Meet Our Assistant Principal
Assistant Principal, Propel East
Hometown: Franklin, Louisiana Years with Propel: 1
Propel Schools is excited to welcome Mr. Francis into the Propel family for his first year. He has previously worked in private schools in the Pittsburgh area. He attended Tulane University to earn his B.S. in Mathematics and Nicholls State University for his MEd-Education Administration and Supervision.
His primary goal for the 2017-2018 school year is to make sure that Propel East’s students are getting a quality education and that their teachers have all of the tools they need to make it happen.
I am #PropelProud because….I love being part of an organization that puts student success first!
Learn more about Mr. Francis...
When he's not working he likes to... spend time with his family, play video games and watch sports.
Favorite sports team: LSU Tigers
Favorite book: The Bible
Favorite band/artist: Fred Hammond
Favorite movie: Cooley High
The six word memoir he would use to describe himself is... Find a way to make a difference.
Contact Mr. Francis...
Phone: 412 - 463 - 0234