Phone: 228-865-4625


Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. Elementary Education K-6 Elementary Education Certification K-12 Reading Endorsement K-12 Science Endorsement K-12 Social Studies Endorsement

Mrs. Elysce Thornton

       Hello!  My name is Elysce Thornton, and I am extremely excited about teaching 4th grade math and science at Bayou View Elementary again this year. This will be my fifth year teaching 4th grade at this amazing school.  I graduated from The University of Southern Mississippi with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education in December of 2017.  Before becoming a teacher, I worked in the banking industry for fifteen years.  Even though I enjoyed my career, I decided to follow my passion and pursued my degree in education.  It has proven to be a great decision!  I'm especially happy that I am teaching in the Gulfport School District at Bayou View Elementary because my love of learning started within the classrooms of this very school.  Believe it or not, I learned so many facts about science in this very classroom.  It's incredible that I get to share this with my students. 

      I am incredibly passionate about two things in life:  my family and teaching.  I have two children with my husband of 18 years, and they have been on this journey in education with me.  Both of my children are students in the Gulfport School District, and like me, they received their foundation at Bayou View Elementary.  I believe in this school, this district, and in the students that fill these seats with curiosity.  This year, I will continuously tell our scholars to "Be Curious!"  It is my goal that the students love learning, ask questions, and never stop being curious about the world around them.



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