Welcome to my website! My name is Paula Theirl. I am a 5th grade teacher here at Natcher Elementary.. This is my 18th year teaching! I taught 5th grade for ten years, and have taught 4th grade for seven years. I have always taught in a content assessed grade, in 5th grade I love the American History-rich curriculum, and in 4th grade the action-packed Science! Ever present and crucially important, are Math and Reading which this school year I will teach during RTI enrichment.
I have both my Bachelor's and Master's degree from Western Kentucky University, and continue to attend more education classes every chance I get! I love going to school and learning, and I hope to pass that enthusiasm for life-long learning to my students. Some of my best learning experiences have been from them. They are technology natives. I am always willing to learn from them, and not afraid to let them watch me go through problem solving steps.
I am married to Steve Theirl who is also a teacher. He teaches 6th grade at Alvaton Elementary. School life and learning make up a huge part of our lives! My children, Adam, Emily and Andy are all grown. My son Adam is married to Kassidy and is living in Louisville. Emily lives in Nashville, and Andy lives here in Bowling Green. I enjoy all kinds of crafts, and visiting historical places. I am always thinking about how I can use what I see and learn in the classroom.