Lorelei Thorp teaches English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESL) and reading to 9th, 10th, and 11th graders at Kempner High School in Sugar Land, Texas where she shares the wonders of the English language and culture with students from all over the world. It is also, where she helps her students grow from shy newcomers into confident bilingual graduates. Mrs. Thorp had the honor of representing Fort Bend ISD as District Teacher of the Year and ESL Teacher of the Year in 2019.
Mrs. Thorp earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science at the University of Houston. As an undergraduate, she studied Spanish at the University of Granada in Spain, which sparked a love of travel and learning about different cultures. After graduating, Mrs. Thorp spent three years teaching English overseas in the Czech Republic, Costa Rica, and Australia. She has since explored over sixty-five countries. These adventures support her ability to connect with her students through shared experiences. She is the bridge that connects her students' old world to their new world. Additionally, she holds a Masters of Arts in Educational Leadership from Lamar University and is currently pursuing a doctorate in Global Leadership from Lamar University.