Teacher Information



Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies from Texas A&M Texas Teacher Certification Grades 1-6 with specialization in Reading 1-8, Math 1-6 and Physical Education- all levels

Mrs. Dana Barger


I am thrilled to be the Athletic Coordinator at RTMS.  I know it will be an awesome year.  This will be my 16th year teaching, and my sixth year at Thornton. I am the PE department head and will be coaching volleyball, crosscountry, track and soccer. I absolutely love what I do and have a passion for working with children in the classroom and on the field/court.

I am a 1997 graduate of Texas A&M University and earned my Bachelor of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. Whoop!

My husband Matt and I have lived in Sienna Plantation for the past 16 years.  We have two children- Kailey (21) who attends the University of Texas in Austin and Zach ( 19) who attends the University of Oklahoma in Norman.  I am an avid runner and in my free time enjoy exercising and visiting my children. 

I know it is going to be an incredible year! 

Go Thundercats!!! 


"Education is not the preparation for life; education is life itself."

   - John Dewey 


Teacher Schedule

  • Coach Barger's Schedule


    1st- 8:55-9:50 Athletics 

    2nd- 9:54- 10:44- Girl's PE

    3rd- 11:27--12:18 Girl's PE

    4th- 12:22- 1:19 Girl's PE

    5th- 1:23- 2:12- Girl's PE 

    6th- 2:16-3:06- CONFERENCE

    7th- 3:100- 4:10- Girl's PE



Teacher Tutorial Schedule


    Tutorials will be held before school by appointment.