• Mrs. Silva

    Tracy Thunem
    "Always be yourself... unless you can be a ninja, then ALWAYS be a ninja!"


    My name is Tracy Silva, formerly known as Ms. Thunem.  I am a 6th grade teacher here at Ryan.   I’ve taught 4th grade, 6th grade, and 8th grade English – all in Chandler schools.  6th grade is fun, rigorous and the place to be!  6th graders face unique demands and I’m glad to be able to help them through this transition year into junior high.

    Arizona State University is where I obtained my bachelor’s degree and I earned my master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from NAU.  Because reading is a passion of mine, I also have my reading endorsement.  I am a National Board Certified Teacher candidate, and have specialized in Middle Grades English Language Arts.

     When I’m not teaching, I enjoy spending time with my friends and family, and playing around with my dog (Dean, a really funny Great Dane).  I also enjoy reading by the pool, working on improvement projects around my house, hiking and going to movies.  I’m a big believer in lifetime learning, and hope to pass that passion on to the kids in my classroom.   


    e-mail:  Silva.Tracy@cusd80.com 


    phone:  (480) 224-3258






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