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    About The Teacher
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    I am your fourth grade teacher, Mrs. Thwaits! I am SO excited to have you in my class this year!

    This will be my seventh year teaching and I could not be more delighted to be joining the KTA team. I am an Arizona native and grew up in Tucson. I married my high school sweetheart and completed my bachelor’s degree in Family Studies and Human Development at the University of Arizona. We have been blessed with two boys and two girls and I was able to stay home with them until they started school. Education is important to me and led me to pursue my master’s degree in education, which I received in 2011.

    When I am not working, I love to spend time with my family. My husband is an electrical engineer for Intel and is also an accomplished singer songwriter. My oldest son just graduated from Corona del Sol and my second son plays oboe in the concert band and sousaphone in the marching band and will be a senior at Corona this year. My oldest daughter is starting this year in the Jaguar Academy at Aprende and my youngest will be in third grade at Brisas. We love living in this community and you may frequently see us riding bikes together as a family around Desert Breeze Park.

    My fourth grade teacher was my very favorite teacher and inspired a love of learning in me that has lasted my whole life. I hope to do the same for you! I can’t wait to get started!

    A Few of My Favorite Things:                                                                               

    Animals: Pandas & Elephants        

    Candy: Any Chocolate

    Fast Food: Subway & Panera          

    Restaurants: Red Lobster & Olive Garden

    Colors: Forest Green, Eggplant Purple, and Dark Cherry Red  

    Drink: Fruit Punch Snapple or any fruit juice (I don’t drink coffee or tea)

    Book Series: Harry Potter and Fablehaven