Hi! I am Cortney Thomson, one of the fourth grade teachers at Val Vista Academy. I have been teaching fourth grade since my graduation from Black Hills State University in May of 2014. Before coming to Arizona, 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 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.