Anne Thorp

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Anne Thorp

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Hello Mesa families!

I am so excited to begin my first year teaching at Mesa! I am a midwest native and received my Bachelor’s from the Unversity of Wisconsin- La Crosse in Biology Education and Broadfield Science Education. During my time in “The Land of Cheese”, my favorite memories involved exploring the Mississippi River Valley, camping, and working at a drop-in Teen Center. 

Over the summer, I made the move to Castle Rock from Minnetonka, Minnesota and I am so excited to begin exploring my new home! Here in Castle Rock and MMS, I hope to be a role model for all students inside and outside of our school’s walls. Though we are moving through uncertain times, I have found kindness and understanding towards others in great supply in our community, and I hope to instill these qualities in my classroom.

This year in 8th grade, we will be focusing on genetics, the solar system, weather and climate, climate change, forces and motion, and wave energy. We will also practice ways to cope with our ever-changing situation through mindfulness practices and developing a growth mindset. In addition, I hope to build critical thinking and organizational skills that will assist my 8th graders in their transition to high school next year!