Scott Thomas

Social Studies

Contact Information


Phone: (303)822-5292 ext. 1194


Hello, my name is Scott Thomas and I am so excited to be in the Byers School District.  I grew up in Fowler, Colorado and graduated from Fowler High School in 2010.  After graduation, I attended Otero Junior College for my Associate of Arts Degree in General Studies.  Then, I transferred up to the University of Northern Colorado and received my Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and a minor in Secondary Education in 2015.  From there, I went to Colorado State University-Pueblo and received my teaching license. I have taught at the Custer County School District teaching 6th-12th Grade, and 10th-12th Grade at Las Animas High School, then have been at Byers since 2019 teaching 7-12th Grade Social Studies. 

This year I am teaching 7th Grade Eastern Hemisphere Geography, 8th Grade American History, 7th Grade Enrichment where we do close reading, computer typing skills, use a Microsoft Office program called TestOut, and more, and a Physical Education class for the students that are not in a sport.  

With these classes, I also like to work with kids in extra-curricular activities as well.  I am the Knowledge Bowl sponsor for both the Jr/Sr High School and I am on the state board for Knowledge Bowl. The students in the High School have been 2-time National qualifiers, 2-time state qualifiers and placed in the top 5 both times, and 3-time Union-Pacific League champions since 2019.  As of 2023, we are starting a History Club, and hope to grow the program in the next few years as I am the regional coordinator for National History Day.  We have taken many students to state in the last few years as well.  Also, I have taken over the sponsorship of the Junior High trip in the United States.

In my free time, I love spending time with my family in southeast Colorado and Nebraska.  I also love attending sporting events and traveling anywhere. I have been on road trips as far east as Boston and have been on school trips with Mr. Kerns to Europe as well.  I am excited for the next one which will be a tour of World War II sites. 

Class Schedule

1st Hour: 8th Grade American History 

2nd Hour: 8th Grade American History

3rd Hour: 7th Grade Geography 

4th Hour: 7th Grade Geography

5th Hour: Plan

6th Hour: JH Enrichment 

7th Hour: Physical Education