This is my sixth year as a kindergarten teacher and I love it! I think it is so exciting to watch my students grow academically, emotionally and physically. This is my 10th year in the district. I was at Ryan Elementary for 5 years as their English Language Development Teacher. I am originally from Queens Village, New York. I attended St. John's University where I earned my Bachelor's Degree in Education with a minor in Spanish. I also attended Queens College where I earned my Master's degree in ESL. I moved to Scottsdale in 1994. I taught for 3 years at Estrella Mountain Elementary, 2 years in the 6th grade and 1 in the 4th. Then I taught in Scottsdale at Tonalea Elementary for 11 years, 2nd grade for 3 years and 8 years as the ESL Resource teacher. Hard to believe but, this is my 24th year teaching! I have two amazing daughters. Carly is in the 11th grade at Perry High School and Katie is starting at Perry this year! My husband also works in Chandler. He is an Economics teacher at Perry High School.
In my spare time I like to read, travel and spend time with my family and friends. I am looking forward to a wonderful school year; lots of learning and lots of fun!e-mail: Thornton.Christine@cusd80.comphone: 480-224-3837