Phone: (708) 748-3535


Degrees and Certifications:

BS in Early Childhood Elementary, Governors State University

Mrs. Melissa Thornton-Cundari

Melissa Thornton-Cundari is a kindergarten teacher at Arcadia Elementary School. Before she came to Arcadia to teach kindergarten, Mrs. Cundari taught 2nd grade at Matteson Elementary School, preschool and third grade at Grant Elementary School in South Chicago Heights. Mrs. Cundari believes that working with such a wide range of learners has helped her prepare for Arcadia! Mrs. Cundari attended Governors State University and graduated with a BS in Early Childhood Education. 

Mrs. Cundari believes that kindergarten has been a great experience and the students are wonderful. Each year, she works with her students to strive for excellence. She loves to see all the smiling faces of the shining, precious Kindergartners!