Maggie Thornton (M.Ed. ’11 English Ed) was featured in Charlottesville Tomorrow’s Meet Your Educator series. She is an English teacher at Charlottesville High School. “I came to teaching as an idealist in my early twenties. I thought that if I could help teens learn to read and write critically, I would be helping our democracy. Instead, I have been surprised by how much my students have taught me. Every day they challenge my assumptions, share their stories, and help each other out. I am in awe of students who struggle but keep coming back to school to see what we have for them.” Read more about Maggie.