Rita Thorson is an 8th Grade Language Arts. teacher. Although this is her second year at Kinard, this will be her 19th year of teaching middle school students. Prior to arriving in Fort Collins, Rita taught 7th grade Language Arts at Meyer Middle School in River Falls, Wisconsin for 15 years., and one year of middle school Health at South Middle School in Waukee, Iowa. Before teaching, Rita spent time in business with LIFETIME and continues teaching CPR and First Aid classes. Rita received her undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, and attended Saint Mary’s University (Minnesota) for a Master of Arts in Education and Principal Licensure.
Rita and her husband Dave have an 11 year old daughter, Ella Ray, and German Shorthair Pointer, Moby. Rita enjoys spending time with family and when they are not engaged in basketball, they follow Ella in her sport interests of swimming, volleyball, basketball, piano, viola or whatever she decides to try next. She also loves spending time on the trails, watching football, hiking or jogging with Moby, or just curling up with a good book!
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