Meet Mrs. Thornton

Dear Third Grade Families,

My name is Tracy Thornton and I am honored to be your child's third grade teacher!  I am very excited to begin this year at River Ridge.  

I was born in Nashville, Tennessee but moved to Texas at the age of three.  I moved to Austin to attend The University of Texas at Austin and decided that this was where I wanted to call home.  I graduated in 2013 with my Masters in Education from Texas State University and began my teaching career. 

I am married to Dale Thornton and have two wonderful girls, Kinley and Carley. I also have three dogs who I consider to be family members as well.

I grew up in an educational family and followed my mother and father to their classrooms.  I got to see how they each created a classroom filled with joy and learning.  It is their example that I strive to live up to.    I want to help each child in my classroom work towards reaching their full potential.  

I feel that communication is vital to a great parent-teacher relationship.  Please feel free to call me if you have any questions or concerns.  You can send me a note, e-mail me at or call me at (512)-570-7300.  

Again, welcome!  I look forward to an exciting year with all of you!


Mrs. Tracy Thornton
Grade 3
River Ridge Elementary