About Ms. Thornton
Creating an inclusive learning environment where all students can reach their full learning potential is my academic mission and I am thrilled to be sharing this journey with the exceptional staff at UP! I have had a long and diverse career in education, starting as a general education 1st grade teacher in Waco ISD after I graduated from Baylor University. The majority of my career was spent in Duncanville, The City of Champions, as a teacher, District Instructional Coach and the Special Education Instructional Technology Specialist. Then I went back to the classroom in Richardson ISD to teach resource classes and small group interventions for the last 3 years.
I am the lucky mother of 3 beautiful, funny and deeply caring kids. My sons are in college and my daughter is a junior in high school. We love to watch movies, eat pizza and take long road trips. I am engaged to an adorable British fella who makes me feel special and loved every single day. I am absolutely in love with life and with learning. It's going to be an amazing year! I am so thrilled to be here!