Chaille Thomas

Academic Coach

Fun Facts:

  • I would love to learn Arabic to be able to communicate with family members in Egypt.
  • My favorite place to travel is Paris, France because of the fashion, culture, and history.
  • I enjoy taking walks with my husband and our Yorkie, Aldo.
  • I live by Matthew 7:12, “All things, therefore, that you want me to do to you, you must also do to them.”

Selfless, Encourager, Persistent

Hi! I’m Chaille! I am an Academic Coach for Staying Ahead of the Game!, LLC. I graduated from The University of Houston in 2013 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. I am also certified in ESL (English Second Language). Since graduating from college, I choose to exceed the minimum requirements and attend approximately 50 hours a year of professional teaching development. Not only do I value my own education, but I am also inspired by the “lightbulb moments” students have when they find success in an area that used to be a struggle.

If I could give a tip to my school-aged self, I would say, “Don’t give up because things seem difficult.” Confidence can be built from the perseverance it takes to get through a difficult task. I also teach my students to place value in experiences outside of school. Through my experiences volunteering in a shelter post- Hurricane Katrina, I learned a whole new sense of appreciation for things I took for granted. I encourage my students to find ways to be grateful in their own lives.