Dr. Ian Thomas has logged over 7,000 hours reading to students with learning differences through Manor Elementary and educational nonprofit Learning Ally.
RecognizeGood honored Dr. Ian Thomas with the 75th RecognizeGood® Legend award in a presentation at Learning Ally (1314 W. 45th Street, Austin TX 78756) beginning at 12:00pm on Friday, June 1, 2018. During this event, RecognizeGood made a $1,000 pay-it-forward donation to The Salvation Army Austin in Ian’s name.
Now more than ever, people with learning and visual disabilities are flourishing in the classroom, launching productive careers and becoming assets in their communities. With over 7,000 hours logged reading to students with learning differences, retired University of Texas professor Dr. Ian Thomas is doing all he can to make sure those students are successful for years to come. Dr. Ian works both directly with young students inside the classroom at Manor Elementary and remotely with the organization Learning Ally, which involves reading into a microphone so each book can be accessed by any of the 10 million students in grades K-12 who have a learning difference. Both in the classroom and in the recording booth, Dr. Ian shows his passion for improving the way students learn and for keeping them on a positive path.
As a 2018 Legend, Ian is now eligible to participate in RecognizeGood’s Say Thanks Austin campaign, an annual event which presents Central Texas with a unique opportunity to say “thank you” to a group of remarkable individuals who contribute their time and talents to our community. The participant with the most Thank You votes receives a pay-it-forward donation of $10,000 to the nonprofit of their choice.