Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Thissen


I am Ms. Thissen and this is my first year at Pinebrook! I am so excited to be here. This is my fourth year of teaching in the Special Education field. I am originially from Ohio but moved to Virginia over the summer. I absolutely love teaching and being with my students. I attended Kent State University and majored in Special Education. I also received a certificate in Disability Studies and Community Inclusion. 

When I am not teaching, I love spending time with family and my dogs! I have three dogs that I absolutely adore. I have a pretty big family that lives all over the place so I also LOVE to travel. 

I cannot wait for this school year!