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About Miss Flock & Mr. Thorsen

Miss Evita Flock
Miss Flock has taught for sixteen years locally in Los Angeles and globally in Thailand, Italy, and Belgium. She is a Southern California native and was delighted to return home and join the Saint Mark community in 2017. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education Methods with a minor in Special Education from Loyola College in Maryland, and a Masters in Child and Adolescent Literacy from Loyola Marymount University. Her ideal classroom is one in which students are intrinsically motivated by personal curiosities, look at each classmate as a teacher, and know that school is a place to take risks, be creative, and strive for their dreams. She feels blessed for all that she learned living abroad, and endeavors to share her experiences with her students, opening their eyes to our beautiful and diverse world.
Mr. Todd Thorsen

Mr. Thorsen is very excited to start his first year being a part of the community here at St. Mark School. He cannot wait to help the 5th grade class reach their academic and socio-emotional goals. Mr. Thorsen was born and raised in Southern California and had the opportunity to get his Bachelor of Arts and his Masters of Arts in Learning and Teaching at the University of Redlands. It has been Mr. Thorsen’s goal to teach at the elementary level since he was young. He comes from a family of teachers. Most recently, Mr. Thorsen spent a year teaching the United Choirs of Brea with students from 7th to 12th grade.

One of Mr. Thorsen’s greatest passions in life is music. He began this journey in 5th grade, as a trombonist and has been involved in the jazz and concert bands ever since. To this day, jazz is one of Mr. Thorsen’s favorite types of music, but enjoys a wide variety of musical genres. In his free time, he enjoys writing music and exploring new adventures to explore whenever possible.

In Mr. Thorsen’s classroom, he guides students to explore their passions and interests. He strives to make connections with students, and pushes his students to become life-long learners.