Phone: 208-855-4130


Degrees and Certifications:

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

Mrs. Sharleen Thurston

Welcome to 3rd grade! My name is Sharleen Thurston and I will be your child’s third 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.  I have taught 4th grade, 3rd grade, and 2nd grade.  I am so excited to be back teaching 3rd.    

Outside of teaching, I love hiking and spending time with my family.  I have been married for 25 years and have four wonderful children, three boys and one girl.  My oldest two sons are both attending college in Idaho.  My daughter just graduated from college and is attending Physician’s Assistant school. My youngest son is in 8th grade this year.  I also have two dogs and a cat.  

I chose to become a teacher because I cannot 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 ensure 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!