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Rebecca (Becky) Thomas

Chair, At-Large Member

Rebecca (Becky) Thomas, M.Ed, graduated from St. Cloud State University with a BS degree in Social Work (1999). In 2006, she graduated from the University of Minnesota with an M.Ed. in Special Education - Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Currently, Becky teaches American Sign Language (ASL) at Blaine High School and Anoka Ramsey Community College. She was involved with the Minnesota Association of Deaf Citizens (MADC), serving as a Member at Large (2011-2013) and Secretary (2013-2018). She is a former president of the Minnesota Loon American Sign Language Teachers Association and is still actively involved. Becky is a dedicated teacher (she's won 11 teaching awards!) and working with young people is when she is most fulfilled. She has been a foster mom to high-risk children for 7 years and is now the proud mom of two kids with special needs. Becky is also a family advocate for hard of hearing students at her high school. Becky grew up as a hard of hearing kid who became Deaf as a young adult. Becky lives in Ramsey with her husband, kids, and hearing service dog.

"Serving on the Commission allows me to speak up, advocate for change, and add my voice to Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard of Hearing Minnesotans across the state. Together we can accomplish many things.  It's an honor to be serving on the board." ~ Becky Thomas

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