Principal Thomas Tichy
Thomas Tichy has been working with young adults as a professional educator since 1996. A native Coloradoan, Mr. Tichy grew up in Jefferson County, went to Fort Lewis College and has a Master’s Degree in Secondary Education and Educational Leadership from Adams State University. Before moving to the SLV in 1998, Mr. Tichy spent two years teaching high school Science in North Carolina as a member of Teach for America. On arriving here, he was first employed from 1998-2001 as the director of the San Luis Valley Environmental Youth Corps based in Monte Vista, eventually joining the staff at MVMS in August of 2001. Mr. Tichy has served the district in the role of 8th grade science teacher, president of the MVCEA, intern principal the spring of 2010, and district Instructional Coach.
Mr. Tichy believes that the Middle School years are some of the most important in the social, emotional and academic development of our youth. His commitment to this age group is deep, and evident in the successful years he has devoted to Monte Vista Middle School.
He and his wife have dug deep roots in the SLV and often take advantage of the fishing, rafting, hunting, skiing and camping opportunities the area offers.