Welcome Message from Dr. Thorn

  • Welcome

    Welcome to Tharptown Elementary School. I am Karen Thorn and I am in my first year as principal at TES. I am very proud of our school, faculty, and students and am excited about all the great things we are doing. We value our partnerships with our parents and community members and strive to provide our students with the best education possible each day.

    Education

    • Ed.D in Instructional Leadership from the University of Alabama (2015)
    • Ed.S in Educational Leadership from the University of Alabama (2009)
    • Certification in Administration from the University of North Alabama (2006)
    • M.A. in Secondary Education from the University of North Alabama (1994)
    • B.S in Business Administration from the University of North Alabama (1980)

    Experience

    • Principal-Tharptown Elementary School (2019 - Current)
    • Principal - Russellville Middle School (2015 - 2019)
    • Assistant Principal - Russellville High School (2012 - 2015)
    • Assistant Principal - Russellville Middle School (2007 - 2012)
    • Business Education Teacher - Red Bay High School (1996 - 2007)

    Personal

    I am married to Ronald Thorn and am the mother of four daughters and the grandmother of two grandsons and two granddaughters. When I am not at school, I enjoy traveling, reading, and college football!

Dr. Karen Thorn, Principal