Phone: 612-293-5418, 651-293-8675 ext#45834


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 18th year teaching in the St. Paul Public Schools District. 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 22, 20, 18, 15, 13 and 10. I also have a dog named Tobi. He is 4 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-----

 I will be teaching a split class of 3rd and 4th graders this year.

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



OPEN HOUSE is this Thursday, September 2nd (4-6pm) or if you cannot make it, I will host a Google Virtual Open House from 10-11am, please use code thor34 to join from your child's iPad using the Meet app.


Our Daily Schedule

9:30- 9:45 Breakfast

9:45- 10:00 Morning Meeting

10:00- 10:30 Phonics/WTW

10:30- 11:20 Specialist

11:20- 11:40 IRA

11:40- 12:55 Reader’s Workshop

12:55- 1:30 Lunch

1:30- 1:50 Recess

1:50- 3:05 Math

3:05- 3:40 Writer’s Workshop

3:40- 3:50 Closing Meeting

3:50- 4:00 Wrap-Up/Dismissal