Thomas Dennison is a 5th grade teacher, serving at Havre de Grace Elementary in HdG, Maryland. He has also taught kindergarten, 3rd and 4th grade and intends to stay in the classroom for 30 years. Thomas believes schools should be built on hope and believes it is their role to help each student figure out who they uniquely are. He works to make sure that each day can be fun and challenging, not either or. Thomas believes in the power of beards, the balance between chaos and control and the comfort of a worn-out pair of Cons. He has a master’s degree in Educational Computer Technology and a bachelor’s in Early Childhood Education both from Ohio University. Thomas is a National Milken Award winner and Milken Unsung Heroes Fellow. You can follow him on Instagram @mrdennison5th so see how each day can have its open piece of awesome.