Barb Thomas - CTE Business, World Languages, International Studies Teacher at Streamwood High School
During her 22-year U-46 career, Barb had a head for business and a heart for theatre. A Streamwood High School teacher of business, world languages and international studies, Barb also lent her skills byworking as the production and business manager for SHS school musicals. “Sharing my love of theatre with my love of business with students, colleagues, and parents made the experience and long hours so worth it,” she said. Barb also served as DECA advisor, helping students with the business-oriented competitions, and she also helped start an internship program with the Village of Streamwood. “When students make contact after they graduate to let you know that what you taught them has made them a better person and actually applies to what they are doing in their lives, it fills your heart with joy and confirms that what you do as a teacher matters,” she said.