Mrs. Thorpe attended Washington State University and has a Bachelor of Arts in History and also has endorsements to teach Social Studies and English. "I wanted to be an English teacher because I absolutely love literature, and I love working with kids. I remember when I was in school, I had a teacher who made me realize how much I was interested in humanities, and she inspired me to pursue teaching. Even if I do not inspire all my students to want to become teachers, I do hope I can help my students reach their full potential and get them to pursue their dreams, whatever they may be." She believes that you cannot communicate with others effectively if you do not have a solid understanding and mastery of the English language and that you need the skills of reading and writing no matter what post-high school plan you pursue. In her free time, she loves to watch Netflix. Right now, her favorite shows are The Walking Dead, Parks and Recreation, American Horror Story and Bob's Burgers.