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 :)