Mrs. Kara Thorpe-Dingman

Phone: 480 472 5723

Hi there!  Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year!

I am a product of Mesa Public Schools.  I attended Jefferson Elementary, Brimhall Junior High, and graduated from Skyline in 2002.  It's very rewarding, giving back to the community that shaped my educational career. 

I have an Associates Degree from Mesa Community College, a Bachelor's in Elementary Education from Arizona State University (graduated Magna Cum Laude, Go Devils!), and a Master's in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Secondary Reading from Grand Canyon University.  I also hold a full SEI and Reading Endorsement.  

This is my 11th year of teaching and my second at Mesa!  I teach adjunct for the Reading Department at MCC, as well.

My husband and I were married in 2009, and we have a very independent, rough and tough, three (almost four) year old boy named Cash.  And, we will be welcoming a baby girl in May!

I believe that if you can read, you should.  If you can write, you should.  Reading and writing are essential tools in life, and practice makes permanence.

It is a privilege working with your student and a pleasure to have them in class.  Thank you for your time and support!

Feel free to contact me anytime, my door is always open.

Mrs. Dingman :)

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