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Hi! My name is Lane Thornton and I am looking forward to being your teacher this year. This will be my 16th year as an educator. I have taught 1st, 3rd, and 5th grades. This is my second year teaching 2nd grade and I am thrilled to begin another year of learning and exploring with my new students.
I grew up right here in Anderson, South Carolina with my older brother and younger sister. I attended Concord Elementary and McCants Middle School. I went on to attend T.L. Hanna and graduated in 1998.
After student teaching in 4th grade, I graduated from the College of Charleston in 2002 with a B.S. in Elementary Education. After teaching for a few years, I pursued my Masters in Education from Anderson University. I graduated in 2009. I am certified in both Early Childhood and Elementary Education. I am also a trained new teacher mentor and 4.0 Rubric evaluator. I have completed levels 1, 2, and 3 IB training in the areas of Making the PYP Happen, Assessment, Program of Inquiry, and Reading & Writing through Inquiry.
Craig and I have been married for 14 years. He is an account executive with Marsh & McLennan Agency in Greenville. We have two boys - Calloway (10) and Davis (6). Calloway will be in the 5th Grade here at Concord and Davis will be in 1st Grade. We have a very spoiled Springer Spaniel named Scout.