Phone: 817-441-5103


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelors of Education Certifications: Elementary 1-8 Secondary 6-12 ESL GT

Zan Thorp

Welcome to Ms. Thorp's English Class.  

Let me just say-I have been teaching for a long time! I taught high school English in Springtown,Tx right after graduating from the University of North Texas then stayed home when my son, Joey, was born. During that time I had the utmost pleasure of working with my parents in their specialty advertising business and being able to take Joey with me every day to work. When Joey began 1st grade, I found myself called back to teaching and taught 1st grade at the same school as Joey which is now Coder Elementary. Back in the old days, Coder was simply the K-2 school and not called Coder Elementary. Two years later Stuard Elementary opened up, and I've been here ever since. That was 21 years ago!

I have taught almost every grade now except for kindergarten,5th, and 12th grade, but without a doubt, 4th grade is my absolute favorite.

 I have a wonderful son, Joey, who is now Dr. William Joseph Durkin with a doctorate in geophysics. He is currently doing his post doc at Ohio State University. I have a fantastically energetic and comforting German short haired pointer- Brittany mix named Gracie who I walk with on long walks every chance I can. I need to write a book titled, Lessons I've Learned From Gracie! I enjoy traveling, reading, writing, cooking, and yes- shopping. 


My conference period is at 1:00 each day. If you need to reach me, my email address is,   or you can  reach me at the school's main number, 817-441-5103.

My Class Schedule:

Tardy Bell/Announcements 7:40

Sanitize and Switch-7:45

Caldwell Reading/Writing time--7:45-9:35

Caldwell Texas History time--9:35-10:05

Sanitize and switch--10:05

Thorp Reading/Writing time--10:05-11:15



Thorp Reading/Writing 12:20-1:00

Specials/Restroom/Sanitize 1:00-2:00

Thorp Texas History--2:00-2:30

RTI/prepare for dismissal/sanitize--2:30-3:10