Degrees and Certifications:
B.B.A in Accounting, Prairie View A&M University M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction (Math specialty), Concordia University, Portland
Ms. Ayanna T. Black, M.Ed.
Advanced Academics/Gifted Specialist
Originally from Washington, D.C, I am a Texas transplant! I have lived in Texas since the age of 11, and I am proud to call it home. I have two children, a daughter who is 20 and a son who is 26. My daughter will be beginning her 3rd year as a junior at Texas A&M, Commerce this fall. I am currently in my 15th year teaching at Thomas Elementary. I have taught several grades, but I have to say I have enjoyed working as a PACE teacher the most because I have the opportunity to work with all the elementary grade levels. That keeps me on my toes!
2 years – 1st grade
4 years – 2nd grade
2 years – 3rd grade
7 years – Advanced Academics/Gifted Specialist
Thomas Elementary Teacher of the Year, 2015-16
Plano ISD Excellence in Teaching Award, 2016
Thomas FLL Robotics
Tekkies Coding Club
History Fair Chairperson
Multicultural Team Chairperson
Spring Unit - Be Creative!
Fall & Spring Unit - Be Creative!
Fall & Spring Unit - Bloom with Books
Fall Unit - Coding
Spring Unit - The Eleventh Hour Mystery
Fall Unit - Logic & Reasoning
Spring Unit - Genius Hour
Fall - Leadership
Fall & Spring Unit - Robotics
Fall Unit - Law
Spring Unit - Stock Market Game