Cory Thoma

Cory Thoma

Hempfield Area School Board, At Large, PA

Cory is a candidate for Hempfield Area School Board in New Stanton, PA. He believes students need a strong foundation in the traditional core pillars of education; math, science, history, civics, arts, and grammar. He also believes that students need a strong foundation in emerging and ubiquitous technologies. As a part-time computer science educator and full time engineer with a doctorate in Computer Science, Cory brings ample experience in blending education with modern technologies. The inclusion of such technologies allows for contemporary issues to be included in the curriculum. Whether it's information about climate change for a science class, current bills for a civics class, or bringing in new discoveries for a section on dinosaurs, modern technologies can be used to boost a student’s world view. If elected, Cory will work towards using modern technologies for transparency, modernizing curriculum, and public engagement.