Phone: (610)518-0685, Ext. 2119


Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Vanessa Thornton

Mrs. Thornton believes that it is her obligation to expect the best from each and every student in all of her classes. And feels that it is a self- fulfilling prophecy that maximizes on the positive attitude and talents of each student. Mrs. Thornton has been known to ask for dedication, perseverance and hard work which helps students rise to the challenges of high school.

After graduating from Temple University with degrees in Communication and English/Secondary Education Mrs. Thornton began her teaching career in 1982 and has been with the Downingtown Area School District since 1993. Mrs. Thornton is SAS (student assistance services) certified, the Lady Lancer Girls’ Field Hockey Team coach, President of the Main Line Club of the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs, a National Baptist Convention Delegate and Eighth Grade Dance Advisor.

Even with all these activities, Mrs. Thornton always makes time for her favorite endeavor which is spending time with her husband, daughter and malitpoo at the best place on earth, West Wildwood, New Jersey beach.