Phone: 921-1265


Degrees and Certifications:

A degree from Florida State University in Elementary EducationAdditional Certifications and Training:Ages 3-3rd grade Exceptional Student Education Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK)ESOL CPI & TEACH trained

Mrs. Thorp

I am so excited and pleased to be your child's 2nd grade teacher this school year!  I am a native Floridian, growing up in a 'one stoplight town' near Gainesville, FL.  I had some great teachers growing up who inspired me to pursue a degree in Education.  I spread my wings a little bit coming the 3 hours to Florida State University where I earned my degree. I fell in love with Tallahassee and have been with Leon County Schools since 2003. The 21 years I've spent in the classroom and with amazing colleagues has led me down the path of advocating for all kinds of learners.  Teaching isn't just a passion, it's a gift. 

Outside of school I keep very busy with my church and family.  My husband, Mark, and I have 3 children who love playing a variety of sports. Our oldest, Josh, recently moved to Dallas, TX to begin his very own grown-up job!!!  Cheering them on at the field or in their life goals is a great joy!  I love all things FSU, teacher-y Pinterest boards, exercise (especially dance) and time spent with friends.  I am so eager to learn about your family as well.  Welcome to a fantastic year together!