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Mrs. Emily Thornburg

My name is Emily Thornburg.  This is my 19th year teaching.  I am a former Gaston County Schools' student.  I attended W.A. Bess Elementary, Holbrook Junior High, and graduated from Ashbrook High School.  I earned my Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from Gardner-Webb University.  I have taught fourth and fifth grade at Carr Elementary and Brookside Elementary.  I recently added the EC certificate to my teaching license, and happily joined the HNSA staff this year!
I live in Gastonia with my husband David, who is retired from the Charlotte Fire Department and a bagpipe player.  We have one daughter named Katie who is thirteen years old.  She attends Community Christian Academy.  We attend Connections Church in Belmont.  I love to read, spend time with my family, and just relax!