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Ms.  Merissa  Thornton
Sixth Grade Teacher
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6th Grade

  • M.Ed., Education and Human Resource Studies, Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, CO
  • B.S. Ed., Elementary and Early Childhood Education, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL
  • Attended Wallace Community College, Dothan, AL
  • Attended Auburn University, Auburn, AL



  • Teacher, 2013-Present

    Abbeville Elementary School, Abbeville, Alabama

  • Native English Teacher, 2 years

    Suwon Hanil Computer Science Girls’ High School, Suwon, South Korea/

    Maehyang Girls’ Information High School, Suwon, South Korea

  • Second and Third Grades Special Education/Interrelated Teacher, 1/2 year

    Mountain Park Elementary School, Roswell, Georgia

  •  Fourth and Fifth Grades Teacher, 4 years

    McGarrah Elementary School, Morrow, Georgia

  • Fifth Grade Teacher, 1 year

    Meadowcreek Elementary School, Norcross, Georgia



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Greetings!  I am Ms. Thornton and this is my sixth year teaching at AES. I am excited about teaching 6th Grade Social Studies, Science, and Health. I am a Headland High School Graduate and am a UAB and Colorado State University Alumna. My hobbies include listening to music, dancing, singing, traveling, laughing, and trying new things.  I look forward to teaching and learning from you guys this year and hope to have a great year!

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