Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Lynn Thacker
I am very excited to be teaching your child this year! I have lived in Tucson for about 21 years with my husband and two daughters. Trista attends Arizona State University and Madison attends Ironwood Ridge High School. We also have two dogs and a cat.
Defining Moment in Education
I grew up in a family of educators. My dad was a Physics Professor at NAU and my mom was an elementary teacher but I began my career in Accounting because I loved math and numbers. After having my two children I decided to pursue my true passion of teaching children. My dad was the most influential teacher in my life and inspired me to become a teacher and make a difference in students' lives.
Core Educational Belief
I believe all students can be successful learners when given the right instruction, tools and environment in which to learn. Learning is fun and I strive to provide students with an engaging, fun and risk free environment where they feel valued. My goal is for every student to become a successful lifelong learner.
Why Mesa Verde?
Mesa Verde is an amazing community of teachers, staff, parents and students. I am honored to be a part of such a great place!
I have been teaching for about ten years in the Amphitheater District. I have taught first, second and third grades.