Mr. David Thrift

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Mr. David Thrift

Graduated from Alma High in 1973. Enlisted in the Marine Corps in June 1973 and retired from the Marine Corps in January of 1994. Attended college at Coastal Carolina Community college, graduated in 1996. I then transfered to the University of North Carolina at Wilmgton. Started working at Alma High School in 1998 as a paraprofessional. Graduated from Arkansas Tech in December 2000 and started working for Fort Smith Schools in 2001. I received my Certification in Special Education from the University of Arkansas in 2001. In 2002 I returned to Alma High School as a resource teacher and after 3 years was moved over to the Self contained classroom I have be at Alma High school for the last 16 years.  I am very much involved in Special Olympics were I have been to  3 national games as a coach and unified partner. I was lucky enough to attend the 2015 Special Olympics World games that were in Los Angeles, California. I was just recently selected to be assistant Track coach for Team Arkansas for the 2018 USA National Special Olympics in Seattle, Washington.