Le-An Thomason is a teacher at Polk County High School. As an educator, small business owner, and volunteer in many local organizations, “Mrs. T '' as she’s referred to by her students, understands how focusing on community first can change lives. For her, community extends beyond the time students are in class. It is her passion to help them achieve their goals and dreams by staying in touch with them after they graduate to help network contacts in the workforce.
She challenges students in her classes to attain the local dual credit offered at Cleveland State. This past school year was a record setting one, with more industry certifications and college credits earned than ever before. Her Future Business Leader students have been successful at the local and state levels of competition while also being recognized by the national industry certification company, Certiport, for their top scores across the state of Tennessee for the past two years.
You can find Mrs. T and her students serving across the local area, even into Bradley and McMinn counties. She is a proud supporter and partner with Junior Achievement of the Ocoee Region. She encourages civic mindedness by organizing volunteer groups to help with events ranging from concession stands, food banks, banquets, festivals, and car shows to name a few.
She and her husband, Roy, have deep roots in their county where he serves as an elected official, and together they are small business owners and members of numerous organizations and civic groups. Le-An and Roy have three sons, Derrick, Jesse, and Cooper. They have a daughter-in-law, Lauren, and one grandson, Reed.