Miss Melissa Thornton

Phone: (708) 748-0480 ext. 4234


Degrees and Certifications:

BS in Early Childhood Elementary, Governors State University

Miss Melissa Thornton


My name is Melissa Thornton. I am a second grade teacher at Matteson Elementary School. 2019 is my first year teaching, and so far it has been an amazing experience!

Before I came to Matteson, I attended Governors State University. I graduated in 2019 with my BS in Early Childhood Education. I did my student teaching at Grant Elementary in South Chicago Heights. I began the school year with 18 third graders. As we came to the  end of my student teaching experience, we all wished I could stay forever. 

In the summer of 2019, I joined the second grade team at Matteson Elementary. Second grade is a big change from third grade, but I quickly adjusted. I  am finding that second grade is more exciting! I feel so lucky to have found such a great place to teach. Matteson Elementary School feels like home to me, and I want it to feel like home to my students.