I teach science to the students in kindergarten through fifth grade. My contact information is listed below, if you
have any questions.
Contact Mrs. Thorne at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mrs. Thorne • Rm 226 • Neighborhood Science
Years at Skinner:
I was a student teacher at Skinner West in Fall 2010. I starting teaching here in Fall 2011. I am excited and honored to be a Skinner Superstar!!!
I attended Bradley University in Peoria, IL for the first two years of undergrad. I completed my undergraduate degree at Roosevelt University. I also earned a Masters of Education from Roosevelt University in 2010.
Favorite Musician/Musical Group: Musician:
I am a singer. I have been singing since I was in kindergarten. I was in a wedding band for over 10 years; singing everything from Patsy Cline to Donna Summer. I have also sung in my church choir since 2003. So my musical interests range from 30's jazz to hip hop.
Favorite sports teams:
Go Bears!!!! Go White Sox!!!
My favorite author is Toni Morrison. My favorite book is the Bluest Eye.
My favorite quote is “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” –Dr. Martin Luther KIng
My favorite movie is Babe. Yes, the movie about a talking pig. I am a sucker for animals.
My greatest achievement was completing my undergraduate and master's degrees in 2008 and 2010. I went back to school while working full time and raising a son. It was not only a personal achievement, but a great lesson for my son.
Person I admire most:
The person I admire most in my personal life is my mother. She taught me about overcoming obstacles with grace and integrity.
What inspired you to become a teacher?:
I was inspired to become a teacher by the memory of my favorite teacher, Sister Janet. Her parents survived the Holocaust. She used that legacy to teach us about compassion and the importance of knowing your history. She introduced our class to black history, which has been a passion for me ever since.
What do you enjoy most about teaching?:
I love children. I have a great deal of respect for their curiosity, intelligence, and creativity. I enjoy watching the students make their own discoveries. I learn something new everyday from my students.