Names in the News: D159's Remaining Music Teacher Resigns
One D159 music teacher resigned in May, and now the second has stepped down, leaving the district without any music teachers.
Following the resignation of former music program teacher Jessica Maffia in May, Thomas' departure leaves D159 without any teachers in the music department.
Thomas and Maffia were responsible for all band, choir and music classes in the district, traveling between buildings throughout the day to complete their schedules. Superintendent Steve Stein said that Thomas' resignation was not a surprise, and that she is leaving to pursue a doctorate in music education.
For more on the news and how Mokena parents have reacted, see our coverage from earlier in the week.