Phone: 651-293-8675


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Science in Education @ University of Minnesota Masters of Education @ University of Minnesota

Ms. Kia Thor

Hello! My name is Kia Thor.  This will be my 17th year teaching in the St. Paul Public Schools District. I am new to Farnsworth Elementary this year. I have taught grades K- 4th  in St. Paul. I am so excited for this school year and hope to make it the BEST one yet! I absolutely love my job because I enjoy working with students.

I am married and have 6 children ages 21, 19, 17, 14, 12 and 9. I also have a dog named Tobi. He is 3 years old. We love going for walks in the parks and lakes, baking goodies, watching movies and working in our yard. During my free time I enjoy reading children’s books, cooking, sitting in my backyard enjoying nature and listening to music.

I graduated from Harding High School and received my Bachelor’s and Master’s from the University of Minnesota.

I am looking forward to a wonderful year filled with exploring, creating, and gaining knowledge.


“However difficult it may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at. ”               -------Stephan Hawking-----

As of February 1st, I will be teaching a split class of 3rd and 4th graders for virtual learning.

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions/comments at or my Google Voice number 612-293-5418 (call/text). The best way to reach me is by email.



Meet the Teacher Virtual Learning Google Meet is this Thursday, January 28th at 2pm, use code thor34 to join from your child's iPad using the Meet app.

Welcome Video

 Welcome Back Letter

Daily Content Schedule

Google Meeting

Reader’s Workshop

4th Literacy Skills Block

Content Block (Aerospace, Health, Social Studies)

Lunch/Break 12:30-1:00

Specialist Areas (Physical Education, Aerospace, Science)


Writer’s Workshop

Daily Synchronous Learning (whole class meeting): 10:00am- 11:00am & 1:00pm- 2:00pm

11:00-11:30 Reading groups and 2:00-2:15 Phonics groups

*** Virtual meetings will take place using Google Meet

Office Hours (optional/appointment); Google Meet code: thor34