Hi! I am Cortney Thomson, one of the fourth grade teachers at Val Vista Academy. This is my fourth year teaching fourth grade but my first year teaching in Arizona. Before this year I taught at a small school in rural South Dakota. I love teaching and truly believe I have the best job in the world. I believe that each child is capable of learning and that teaching is a best done by someone who is passionate about their work. I love to make learning fun and as hands on as possible. I am so excited to be working with the fourth graders at Val Vista Academy. I look forward to an amazing year.