Mrs. Thornton began her career in education in 2003. Portland High School has always been home to her. Not only is she PHS alumni, but she has also worked her entire teaching career at Portland High School. She has taught mathematics for 18 years. Mrs. Thornton has an Educational Specialists degree in Leadership which may someday lead to a shift in her career to the administration route. Until she decides to take that leap, she plans to enjoy her time in the classroom and as a PHS Leadership Committee sponsor working with the amazing students at Portland High School.