Constance Kay Thomas, better known as Connie, and her six siblings grew up a homestead in Eastern Montana in a house without electricity or indoor plumbing.
After being homeschooled for eight years, Connie attended a public high school which was fifty miles from her home. She received her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education after attending St. Olaf College and Montana State College.
Connie taught school in Montana for three years before marrying her husband and moving to Alaska. She taught in Fairbanks for three years while homesteading and earning her master’s degree in Elementary Education.
After leaving Fairbanks, Connie worked in the Anchorage school district for ten years and then transferred to the Arctic Circle in Alaska where she taught Eskimo children in two different villages.
After six years in the Arctic, Connie and her husband took a teaching position on the equator in Surabaya, Indonesia at a private International School. After six years, She and her family returned to the United States and moved to Homer, Alaska, where Connie owned and operated her own private preschool and day care for the next twelve years.
Connie and her husband have three grown children and six grandchildren They are semi-retired and live in Anchorage, Alaska.
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