Welcome to Christopher Thomas's page!
Hello, my name is Chris Thomas. This is my second year as the Music Specialist at Shepard Elementary. I am a Columbia Native, graduating from Hickman High School in 2008. I received my Bachelor of Music Education from Missouri State University in Springfield, MO (2012) and my Master of Music from University of Florida (2016). I taught middle and high school band for 8 years in Lawson, MO, and Fulton, MO before transitioning to elementary music at Shepard.
I am a fan of St. Louis Cardinals, St Louis Blues, and Indianapolis Colts! I am also a lover of all things Disney, especially Pluto! But my true passion is music. I look forward to teaching our students to love and appreciate music so they may be life long learners and enjoyers of this fine art!
I am an active member of Columbia Community Band as a trumpet player and also spend my free time golfing, watching movies, and going on adventures with my wife, Gina, and two daughters, Claire (3), and Amber (four months)!
"Our greatest natural resource is the minds of our children." - Walt Disney