I am Deborah Thorsen, and this is my seventh year teaching at American High School, but my twelfth year teaching over all. I am a challenging teacher, but I love my job and my students. The greatest joy in my professional life is seeing my students reach their academic goal and professional pursuits. Because of that, I take my job very seriously and challenge my students to do and be more than they expected for themselves. However, I also have very high standards for myself as a teacher. In order to spend more time with my family and maintain my expectations for myself, I am teaching part time and will be completing my school day at lunch. I understand that these may be inconvenient, but I will do my best to make myself available before school and during lunch to help meet student needs. I look forward to working and progressing together throughout the year.