Welcome to Thomas School


    Kris Uffelman

    I have been working in Carbondale Elementary District 95 for more than 20 years.  Prior to becoming principal of Thomas School, I was principal of Lewis School and a second grade teacher there.  When the district moved to attendance centers in 2002, second grade was moved to Thomas School. I was the Assistant Principal at Carbondale Middle School (Go Cougars!) during the 2010-2011 school year.  My husband, Scott, and I are both SIU alum and Scott also played football at SIU. So it goes without saying that my family and I are avid Saluki Football fans - Go Dawgs! With three children of my own, Mattie, Maci and Jagger, I understand how important your child is to you. I hope that we can work together to provide the ultimate learning experience here at Thomas School.


    We highly encourage parent involvement at school. If you are interested in volunteering please contact the school for the necessary paperwork. If you have not already been approved, you will need to fill out a volunteer form and have a background check done prior to volunteering. We look forward to having you here! I send home a monthly newsletter as well as a parent resource, and monthly calendar. Please look for these at the start of each month.


    You may contact me at 457-6226 or kuffelman@ces95.org.



  • Kris Uffelman, Principal


    Maxine Lewis, Secretary


    Catherine Lewis, Secretary


    Jamie Hertter, Social Worker




Contact Us

  • Thomas Elementary School

    1025 N. Wall Street

    Carbondale, IL 62901

    t: (618) 457-6226

    f: (618) 457-5636

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Thomas Pledge

  • "I Pledge to Thomas School

    to Follow Each Cool Tool

    I Show Respect to Myself and Others

    We are Kind to One Another

    I Want to Learn Reading and Math

    and Stay on the Right Path

    I Promise to Thomas School

    to Obey Every Rule"