Bull (Toro) Room – Second Grade


Katherine Thomas
Credentials: Bachelor of Arts, Psychology & Spanish, Franklin & Marshall College

Ms. Thomas is originally from West Hartford, Connecticut and is excited to be moving to Cleveland to teach with the non-profit organization, Teach for America. She has always had a passion for traveling, so she was motivated to learn Spanish after her involvement in a Spanish Exchange program in Madrid in high school. Ms. Thomas graduated from Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, PA, where she double-majored in Spanish and Psychology, both of which fueled her interest in teaching. She hopes to contribute to the cause for educational equity and foster a love of learning for her students. Ms. Thomas is overjoyed to join the GALA staff and be able to incorporate her loves for travel, creativity, and a lifelong growth mindset in the classroom!

Classroom Resources

Math & Reading
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GALA Gazette

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Important documents

GALA 2018-2019 Academic Calendar

GALA 2018-2019 School Supply Lists

Parent Testimonials


Love this school so much that I got involved and started volunteering often there. Really wish I would have had a school like GALA growing up. It's not just the language programs but diversity and a global perspective on all subjects and events.

Samantha Adeline

So lucky to have a free language immersion school in our neighborhood. The economic, cultural and ethnic diversity is excellent and important for a rounded healthy education inclusive of heart, mind and spirit.

Daniel Patrick McNamara

I love this school! My son started kindergarten this year in the Spanish Immersion program and he is already speaking some spanish. I can't wait to see this blossom! Thank you for giving him the opportunity to become bilingual at an early age!

Eva Peeples
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