Phone: 706.769.7791


Degrees and Certifications:

Ed.D. in Teacher Leadership (2024) - Kennesaw State University Ed.S. in Early Childhood Education (2012) - University of Georgia M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education with a Specialization in Reading and Literacy (2010) - Capella University B.S. in Early Childhood Education (2007) - Piedmont College Gifted Endorsement (2012) - University of Georgia 2014-2015 Teacher of the Year, Danielsville Elementary School 2013 System Level SSTAGE Award Team

Mrs. Terri Thornton

Hi there- My name is Terri Thornton, and I teach 5th grade- all subjects. I have been teaching since 2007. My husband and I live in Watkinsville, and we have three children. 

I graduated from Piedmont College in 2007 with a Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education. I continued my learning and graduated in 2010 with a M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education with a specialization in Reading and Literacy. In 2012, I graduated from The University of Georgia with my Ed.S. and gifted endorsement. In May 2024, I graduated from Kennesaw State University with an Ed.D. in Teacher Leadership.

Along the way, I have developed an even deeper passion for learning, leading, and teaching. I am so excited to share that passion with my students, and I am very excited to be a part of the Oconee County Elementary family!