Phone: 208-350-4000


Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. Elementary Education K-12 Literacy Endorsement M.Ed. English as a Second Language

Mrs. Sharleen Thurston

Welcome to 4th grade! My name is Sharleen Thurston and I will be your child’s fourth grade teacher.  I graduated from Boise State University and received my Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and my Master's degree in English as a Second Language.  This is my second year teaching fourth grade.  Previously I taught third grade and second grade.   

Outside of teaching, I love hiking and spending time with my family.  I have been married for 24 years and have four wonderful children, three boys and one girl.  My oldest son and daughter are both attending college in Idaho.  My middle son is a senior in high school and my youngest son is in 7th grade this year.  I also have two dogs and a cat. 

I chose to become a teacher because I can't imagine any profession that could be more satisfying on a daily basis.  I love knowing the impact I make on my students academically and in the real world.  In the classroom I strive to insure a positive learning environment by making learning interesting and fun.  I love to laugh with students, and together we work on building a sense of community in the classroom.  I am looking forward to a terrific year.  Thank you for sharing your children with me!