Mr. John Thie



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Mr. John Thie

I think I've always enjoyed helping and teaching others how to do things. I didn't go to college until I was thirty five, mostly due to my fear of school because I'm dyslexic, have a stigmatism, and have an auditory processing issue. Once I started college, I actually loved it and started to substitute teach in private schools as often as I could and loved that too! Counting my years of substitute teaching, I'm in my 22nd year of teaching this year. I still feel excited when my students understand a concept they've struggled with. This is truly a blessing to have the privilege to teach.

I have been using an app called Class Dojo for several years now and use that almost exclusively for communicating with parents. Of course, emails to me, as well as phone messages and notes, still work OK and I'll respond to them right away too. But, Class Dojo is on my phone and I do my best to respond right away to messages to me. I put assignments, notes, links, photos, videos, and so much more on it daily.

If you are a parent of one of my current parents, and have not been able to get the Class Dojo app, email me and I'll send you a hyperlink to get all signed up.