Hello!  I am Amanda Thompson.  My family relocated to Ridgway the summer of 2017 from Norwood. I grew up in Georgia and went to Appalachian State University in North Carolina where I received my teaching degree and acquired a love for the mountains.  I spent 3 years teaching in Asheville, NC. When I moved to Telluride in 2001 I never imagined I would spend the next 20 years in Colorado!  I fell in love with the small town and taught in Telluride for 15 years.  I worked as a special education para for two years, taught 5th grade at Telluride Intermediate School for eight years, and was the Title I reading specialist in 3rd-6th grade for five years.  In that time I also completed my masters in Curriculum and Instruction and got my National Board Certification.  My husband Jon and I have always loved Ridgway and were drawn to the school's focus on outdoor education and project based learning.  We have been overwhelmed by the kindness of this magical community!  I am happy to be back in the classroom teaching 5th grade.  My daughter Bailey will be in 5th grade and my daughter Emily will be in 3rd grade. 



The best way to reach me is via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  You can reach Stephanie Lyons through the RES Office 970-626-5468 and leave a message.  I do not always check voicemail, so if there is a matter that needs immediate attention it is best to go through email or the office.



Fifth Grade Daily Schedule
Brown Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8:00-8:05 Arrival
10:05-10:20 Morning Recess
10:25-11:10       5 PE 5 SEL
12:15-12:40 Lunch Recess
12:40-1:00 Lunch
1:15-2:00 5 PE 5 Music 5 Art 5 Art 5 PE
2:10-2:55 5 Media 5 Media 5 Music    
3:00 Dismissal