Ms. Thorne is a graduate of Southside High School in Elmira and of Elmira College where she received both her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees.  She taught English in the Elmira City School District for thirty-five years and has been at Notre Dame for the past thirteen years.  In Elmira, she was an advisor for a variety of groups and classes, served on the Site-Based Team that implemented block scheduling at SHS, was the English Department chairperson, and provided instructional support to fellow teachers.  At Notre Dame she has taught English 9, English 11, AP Language and Composition, and AP Literature and Composition.

Education is the “family business.”  Her three children and her niece are all teachers.  Reading is her favorite pastime-no surprise-followed by quilting and travel, all activities shared by her first and most important love: family.