Carol Thomas is the Director of the Safety, Health and Nutrition Division at the Minnesota Department of Education. The team provides training, technical assistance and resources to Minnesota’s schools, youth-serving organizations and other public entities in areas related to nutrition and health promotion, youth development, school safety, and out-of-school time learning opportunities.
Ms. Thomas has over 30 years experience working on youth-related initiatives at the community, school and state levels as an educator, strategic planner and executive staff member. She has an MBA in Public Management and is enrolled as a PhD student in Comparative and International Development Education at the University of Minnesota.
Gifted and Talented Education Symposium – June 9-12
Registration is now open for the sixth annual Hormel Foundation Gifted and Talented Education Symposium—a collaboration between the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE), the Hormel Foundation and Austin School District. Daily sessions address best practices on the assessment of students for services, program models, social and emotional needs, instructional strategies, under-represented populations, under-achievement, integration of STEM and technology as well as specific content in the areas of science, mathematics, language arts and social studies.