Mike Thornton

Social Studies Teacher
Mock Trial Advisor
Started 1988

Mike Thornton social studies history teacher

What do your students call you?

Mr. Thornton to my face.

What made you want to work at FSHA?

A friend was here and he thought it would be a perfect fit.

What has been your proudest professional accomplishment?

Awards from a number of UC campuses based on former student recommendations.

What has been your favorite teaching moment at FSHA?

Trying to explain the Stuart Sandwich to students before lunch

What most excites you about your work here on the Hill?

The real enthusiasm of the students.

What is FSHA's best kept secret?

Small class size, genuine faculty concern for each and every student

What do you love about the all-girls environment at FSHA?

They are themselves.

What's your favorite spot on campus?

Front office to schmooze

When not in the classroom/office, where can you be found?


What's your favorite place in the world?

My home

What are you surprisingly good at?

Picking horses at the track

Who has made the biggest impact on your life?

My wife, children

What book, movie, work of art, piece of music, etc. can you not imagine life without?

Book/movie: "All the Kings Men," Art: "Nitehawks," Music: "Gimme Shelter"

What did you want to be when you grew up (at age 12)?

Pro baseball player

What do you want to be when you grow up (now)?

Still evolving



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