Mrs. Banuelos is excited to join the community at Thornton Elementary this year. Prior to teaching at Thornton, she taught 1st grade and coached 4-6th grade reading. Mrs. Banuelos attended Ohio State University and graduated with a Bachelors degree in Human Development and Family Science and a Masters degree in Early Childhood Education. She believes that students deserve high expectations and a supportive learning environment every day. When Mrs. Banuelos is not teaching, she enjoys reading and enjoying the outdoors with her family.