Ira Thomas is a guest blogger for GPB Education and a Special Education teacher at Worth County Middle School (2-5 campus) in the Worth County School District, in Sylvester, Georgia. Ira has been an educator for 15 years transforming lives at the elementary, middle, and high school levels, including serving as an Academic Coach and Testing Coordinator for 3 years. Ira attended Savannah State College, Southwestern Theological Baptist Seminary, American Intercontinental University, and Western Governors University. Ira proudly served his country in the United States Army attaining the rank of Captain and is a Veteran of Desert Storm where he received a Bronze Star. He and his wife are both educators and have four children, three boys and one girl.