(SAVANNAH, GA) SHERRI P. THOMAS named Independent Skills Instructor by Goodwill Industries of the Coastal Empire.
She will provide independent living skills, assessment and training to
ADVANCE acquired brain injury program customers.
She will re-teach skills necessary for independence such as cooking, laundry, cleaning, budgeting, banking etc., mobility training (which means learning to get around mostly by bus) and help consumers access community resources. She will also be in charge of teaching leisure skills such as arts and crafts.
An acquired brain injury is brain damage caused by events during or after birth, rather than as a genetic or congenital disorder. Brain injury can result from injuries such as motor vehicle and other accidents, falls, assaults, stroke, brain tumors, infection and certain diseases. Problems resulting from a brain injury include cognitive impairments, personality issues, physical impediments, anxiety, depression and stress.
Department of Defense Dependant Schools Teaching Certificate, Fine Arts Education, K-12 & Family & Consumer Science, 6-12.
BS, Home Economics and Business, Virginia State University, Petersburg, Va., 1983-
1988. 151 Sem. Hours, 2.98 GPA.
MAT, Fine Arts Education, Norfolk State University, Norfolk, Va., 1992- 1994. 45 Sem.
Hours, 3.98 GPA.
Goodwill Industries of the Coastal Empire, Inc. is dedicated to the mission of assisting people with disabilities and other barriers to employment to live independently and become employed. The not-for-profit organization currently employs more than 500 employees locally and in 2010 provided services to 3,184 people in our community, among them homeless veterans, at-risk youth, new immigrants and the disabled. Goodwill Industries of the Coastal Empire serves 33 counties in Georgia and South Carolina and operates 12 retail locations in the region. In addition to the thrift shops, Goodwill accepts tax deductable car donations and operates an online store at shopgoodwill.com. For more information on Goodwill Industries of the Coastal Empire, please call 912-354-6611, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.goodwillsavannahga.org.