Phone: (520) 696-6680


Degrees and Certifications:

I attended Alfred University in NY and received my Associates Degree in Liberal Arts. I then transferred to Arizona State University (Go Sun Devils) where I earned my Bachelors Degree in Special Education and a Masters Degree in Counseling.

Mrs. Kelley Thomas

Welcome to Coronado’s self-contained program. As no surprise, I am not from the desert. I was born and raised in Upstate New York in a small city called Canandaigua. It's just about 8 hours from NYC. It's located in the Finger Lakes region surrounded by lakes, farms and rolling hills.


Defining Moment in Education

I knew I had chosen the correct career when I was sitting in the ASU stadium watching my past 7th graders graduate college into the field of education. To keep in contact with them over the years, sit amongst their families and clap with appreciation of their success, gave me such a feeling of honor that it will last me a lifetime.


Core Educational Belief

“The final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands. “ - Anne Frank


Prior Experience

I have taught Special Education in Phoenix, Palm Springs, CA and Tucson for over 20 years and just love it. I'm thrilled to be at Coronado Middle School this year and look forward to another successful year by all.