Jennifer Thomas is a 2018-19 Teach Plus Indiana Teaching Policy Fellow. Jennifer teaches Title One kindergarten-6th grade math and language arts for the Non-Public Department of Indianapolis Public Schools. She is a permanent substitute, instructional assistant, and 3rd teacher at Fishers Elementary School. Jennifer previously served as principal of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School and as assistant principal for Holy Cross Central School. During her tenure with the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, Jennifer completed the Indiana Catholic Principals Institute and served as a board member of the Eastside Catholic Schools Partnership and a Deanery representative for the Archdiocesan Principals’ Association. Jennifer was named the 2011 Fishers Elementary School Teacher of the Year. She graduated from the University of Evansville with a BS in Elementary Education and received her MS in Educational Leadership through the Urban Principal Program at Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis.