Greetings. My name is Tom Mackie. I am the 7th and 8th-grade science teacher. I am so thrilled to be back at Thorp and I hope you are too. I was born in Chicago but grew up in NJ. I have a BS degree in Environmental Science and a BA degree in Education. I have acted in movies as a child, practiced and taught massage therapy, and worked at Colgate-Palmolive formulating toothpaste. I have had many occupations throughout my career, but I feel as though I have found my niche in teaching middle school science. I have a beautiful wife, a sweet baby girl, and three dogs: Millie, Merlin, & Gracie. Our baby girl, Philomena, is the apple of my eye. When I am not reading or doing something sciencey, I love to cook, antique, and follow the Chicago Bears. I am excited to bring my love of science to all the students I meet.