Mrs. Carla Thornton

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Carla Thornton

Who am I?  
I've been married to my husband David for 27 years.  I’m mom to two children Christi Jones Conn (32) lives in Huntsville and Kyler Thornton (26) lives in Arab.  I have 5 grandchildren; Alex (13), Ariana (11), Taylar (7), Joseph (19 months) and Zoey (6 months).   I’m a daughter to the best mom, (Barbara) in the world; who lives next door to me.   My hobbies are sewing and photography.  

The 2017-2018 school year will be my 15th year with the Marshall County School System. My journey began when my children attended school at what was then Grassy Jr. High.  I was a stay at home mom and needed something to occupy my time while they were in school, so I began substitute teaching in 1998.  Brindlee Mountain Middle opened for the 2001-2002 school year and I worked as a sub there as well.  For a brief time a Teacher’s Aide was needed and I was hired full time.  I continued to substitute teach after the aide job and in 2003 I was hired as one of the custodians at Brindlee Mountain Middle School.  That was a tiring job, but I enjoyed every minute of it.  2004-2005 school year brought change to Brindlee Mountain.  Brindlee Mountain High School was in its first year and I took the position of Counselor’s Aide/Registrar.  I settled in to this position and stayed until July of 2015 when I transferred to my current position as Administrative Assistant/INOW Data Manager in the IT Department at the Central Office.  

I am truly blessed beyond measure.