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Bill Thyne » Teacher Greeting

Teacher Greeting

Hello 7th grade parents and families!
My name is Bill Thyne and I am a 7th Grade English Language Arts, REM Cycle, and Home Base Teacher. This year is my second year teaching at O'Farrell. I'm looking forward to an amazing year with the students!
Teacher Bio:
The 2018-2019 school year marks my 10th year as a secondary public school teacher. I began my career teaching 10th and 11th Grade ELA at Minneapolis South High School in Minneapolis, Minnesota. After a year teaching abroad in Beijing, China with my wife Kelly (currently an 8th Grade ELA teacher at O'Farrell!), I taught 6th, 7th, and 8th grade middle school for a year before receiving a job teaching primarily 9th Grade ELA at Tartan High School in Oakdale, Minnesota from 2012-2016.
In the summer of 2016, Kelly and I moved to San Diego and I spent the 2016-2017 school year teaching 11th and 12th Grade ELA and AP Literature at San Diego High School before being hired at O'Farrell in 2017 to teach 8th Grade ELA.
In my spare time I enjoy exercising, reading, spending time with my family and friends, and spending time in the mountains and at the beach. Mostly, I love to spend time with Kelly, my wife of 13 years!
I have a dog (Laszlo), and a cat (Tolliver). I love them both dearly, but, if I'm being honest, I definitely love Laszlo more! I'm also a life long fan of the Minnesota Vikings, so please send me a congratulatory email after their Super Bowl victory this season.
Contact Information:
Please contact me at my email address: for the quickest response. Please contact me any time with questions, comments, or concerns.
I have attached copies of the syllabus for both 7th Grade ELA (FLEX) and 7th Grade Honors ELA (Springboard). Copies are also provided in Spanish.
Bill Thyne