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Meet Our Principal

Last Updated: 2/1/2021 3:19 PM

Bethany Thomas

Principal, Propel East

Hometown: Pittsburgh

Years with Propel: 14


I began my career teaching grade 5 ELA at EAst. I looped with my scholars and ended up teaching 6, 7, 8 grade ELA. Next, I became the ELA Coach at East; I remained in this role for two years before moving on to open Propel Hazelwood as acting Assistant Principal and Instructional Coach. I obtained my principal certification and became Principal at Propel East in the Fall of 2016.

I am #PropelProud because…

Propel believes in allowing us to do “whatever it takes” to meet the needs of our scholars, families, and community. I believe in the mission and am where I belong with Propel Schools.

When I am not working I enjoy…

anything outdoors (running, hiking, kayaking) and reading.

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What is your favorite book?

Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen.