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Ruth Thom

Advanced Academics Coordinator

Ruth Thom has extensive knowledge and experience in coordinating gifted services for schools and school districts. She holds a certificate in Gifted, Creative, and Talented Education and a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction, has started gifted programs in three different school districts, is a former president of Minnesota Educators of the Gifted and Talented, and is passionate about advocating for the needs of gifted and talented students.

Mrs. Thom also brings a wealth of experience to DaVinci gained from her considerable travels and from her years as a military spouse. She is an outdoor enthusiast and an avid reader who also works one day a week as a technical writer for a software developer.

How much does Mrs. Thom enjoy working at DaVinci? She drives an hour to get there! When asked why, she credits the highly professional, collaborative staff, the excellent leadership, the parent and community support, the school’s commitment to differentiating instruction and to developing life-long learners, and most importantly, the outstanding students.