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Cathy Thomas
She/Her/Hers
Executive Assistant
Operations

Background: Cathy is an executive assistant at Bellwether Education Partners. She has many years of administrative experience and, prior to joining Bellwether, worked for various organizations including a university, an international gift and home décor company, and a commercial real estate firm.

Cathy is married with two grown sons, Evan and Carson. She earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Kansas. She’s volunteered with several organizations including Big Brothers Big Sisters and as an ESL tutor. Cathy resides in the Kansas City area and loves to travel and spend time with friends, and is a die-hard Kansas City Chiefs and KU basketball fan. 

Why I do this work: Years ago, I worked as a paraprofessional in my local public school district, assisting students with special needs. I saw how well-funded schools have the resources to assist students, and yet there are millions of students who don’t have equal access to a high-quality education. With so many challenges facing our education system, I’m honored to work for an organization dedicated to overcoming the educational inequities in our country.