Evan Thomas is an art educator at Blair Academy.
Evan is recognized for his role as a leader in the field of art education. He is currently serving as Chair of the NAEA Independent School Art Education Interest Group.
A teacher of fine art at Philadelphia-area independent schools from 2009 to 2015, Evan Thomas joined Blair’s faculty in 2015, where he teaches drawing, painting, photography and portfolio. He holds a bachelor’s degree in art education from Kutztown University (2009) and a master’s degree in art education from Boston University (2013). His interests include STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, mathematics) education, the subject of his graduate research; issues of diversity, equity and inclusion in the classroom; and engaging local communities in art. Evan is enrolled in Harvard University’s Certificate for School Management and Leadership program, and he is one of seven art educators in the U.S. piloting NAEA’s Certificate for Cultural Competency in Teaching and Leadership. Outside the classroom, he operates a successful portrait and wedding photography business, and coaches winter and spring track at Blair. Evan and his wife, Ally, Blair’s director of counseling, are parents of a daughter, Kiley.