Ms. Michelle Thorne

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Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. in Electrical Engineering M.A.Sc. in Electrical Engineering TEA Certified for Math, Science, and Technology PLTW (Project Lead the Way) Certified in: Introduction to Engineering Design Principles of Engineering Digital Electronics

Ms. Michelle Thorne

email: michelle.thorne@huttoisd.net (Best way to contact me)

Phone: x6093

Tutoring Schedule Tutorials:

  • Monday         NONE
  • Tuesday       7:45 – 8:15 AM  and   4:00-4:30 PM  
  • Wednesday  7:45 – 8:15 AM  and  4:00-4:30 PM
  • Thursday      7:45 – 8:15 AM  and  4:00-4:30 PM
  • Friday            7:45 – 8:15 AM  

You can reach my website by clicking here or the URL is http://tinyurl.com/huttothorne

There you will find info about me and webpages for each course including:

- Syllabus

- Required Supplies

- requirements and rubrics for Engineering Notebooks and grading policy.

- Power points and assignments per unit.

 About Me:

This is my third year at Hutto High School. Prior to coming to Hutto, she was a math, science, and engineering teacher at Concordia High School in Round Rock teaching Introduction to Engineering Design, Principles of Engineering, Digital Electronics, AP Calculus, AP Physics, Physics, and Geometry. I originally got my start in teaching high school in Texas, with Geometry and Algebra 1 in Leander ISD.

I holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin. Upon graduation I worked as an Operations Engineer for The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) in Taylor, Texas. In 2006, I moved to Canada and earned my Master's of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. Most of my academic work has been with Power Electronics, Solar Systems, and Fuel Cells, including my Thesis titled, "A Fuel-Cell Vehicle Test Station," and a published paper "A Regenerative Controllable DC Load for an Electric Vehicle Test Station." During my time at Waterloo, I was a TA for several courses including a Lab Assistant in the Electric Motors Lab and was later promoted to Lab Instructor.  After taking some time off to stay at home with my 3 children (Alexander 6th grade, Zachary, 4rd grade, and Charlotte, 1st grade) I taught at Conostoga College in Cambridge, Ontario before moving back to Texas in 2014.

I care deeply about teaching young people and setting them up for future success. Most importantly, I want to ignite a passion in my students for Math, Science, and Engineering. There is a GREAT need in this country for people with Math, Engineering, and problem solving skills. I also believe, that one of the best ways to teach is by turning students into teachers themselves. By combining these two things, great leaders will emerge and help shape the future of this country. I'm honored and excited to embark on the next year's journey with you.

 

I'm also one of the Robotics coaches for our award winning BEST robotics team. The website can be found on the bar at the left.