Mr. Thomas Griffith

  • teacher bio

    Hello and welcome to my virtual classroom space!

     

    My name is Thomas Griffith and I am the Director of Choirs at Lakewood Middle and High School.  I am a graduate of Aquinas College (‘18) and Grand Valley State University’s Graduate Teacher Certification Program (‘19).  I am currently in my first year of teaching at Lakewood Public Schools. I enjoy teaching classical choral literature as well as modern and jazz choral literature.  

     

    I am certified to teach K-12 instrumental/choral music.  My main instruments are voice, piano, and percussion. I have toured across the state and throughout the country as a member of my  collegiate choral ensemble, with two international tours in Ontario, Canada (‘12) and Ireland (‘12).  

     

    I enjoy spending time with my wife and best friend, Danielle, going on walks in nature, observing the beauty of trees, flowers, and birds.  My hobbies include long distance running, composing, arranging, and producing music. I have a deep interest in growing in my personal mindful practice and applying mindfulness into the classroom structure to develop a deeper sense of community among my students.

     

    I know this has been a difficult time for ALL of us.  In accordance with the DLP, I will be providing material for students to continue nurturing their social, emotional, and intellectual needs.  Access information to my Google Classroom site for each class will be provided in the learning packets that will be distributed on April 20 and May 11.  Below is the link to Google Classroom.

     

    Link to Google Classroom

     

    Yours in education,

     

    Mr. Griffith