About Mrs. Thornburg...
Position: 4th Grade Teacher
Team/Department: 4th Grade
Phone: (480) 883-4751
Hi fourth grade friends! I am so glad that you found my page. This is a space for you and your family to learn more about me and what to expect in our classroom.
My Favorite Things!
Chick Fil A and In N Out
Long Walks around Costco
Young Life Chandler
Holistic and Clean Living
A good novel on the beach!
My Education and Professional Background
Grand Canyon University, Master of Education in Elementary Education
Arizona State University, Bachelor of Science in Supply Chain Management and Bachelor of Arts in Sustainability (Business)
My Educational Philosophy
Every student has untapped potential that can help them understand their goals and dreams. In our classroom, we work to uncover a student’s strengths and passions and seek growth opportunities. I seek to teach curriculum in engaging and innovative ways that challenges each student. We embrace hands-on activities, collaborative opportunities and ownership of learning. At the end of the year, each student will walk out with greater value for themselves, their peers and the world around them. My goal as a teacher is to remind students daily that they are cared for and respected and that their perspective is understood and thoughtfully considered while they are in our classroom.
The Choice is Yours! Why Choose Santan Elementary?
Santan Elementary is a great place to be because of our unique campus set-up with Santan Junior High where we can serve students from preschool until 8th grade. We have a collaborative staff who communicate well and work together to provide students the best possible experience! Our parent community is very supportive and the PTO is top notch. Go Storm!