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Thorson Sensei

Hello. My name is Hatsumi Thorson. Everybody calls me Thorson sensei.  I began teaching at Niji-Iro in 2017 and currently teach 1st grade Japanese subjects as well as 3rd grade Nihongo class. I have an Elementary certified teacher in Japan and Michigan. Seeing how Niji-Iro students engage their possibilities in two languages and cultures encourages me to do my best everyday. It is great to see the students quickly adapt and  increase their ability. This is my passion to teach at Niji-Iro. It is very hard to work on second language from my experience, but I believe they can see another way to look at the world in the future.
My husband and I have two daughters and a Shiba inu dog. I am pretty busy mom outside of the school. I like reading, gardening, and taking walks with my family and dog.