Mrs. Erin Brian
Sixth Grade Teacher
Mrs. Brian grew up in Westlake and graduated from St. Bernadette School and Magnificat High School. She received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Dayton. Most recently, she completed a middle level education certification through Ashland University with concentrations in language arts and science.
Mrs. Brian lives in Avon with her husband, three children, and dog named Ceili. In her time outside of school, Mrs. Brian enjoys exploring new places and cheering on her kids and nieces and nephews at all of their activities.
Mrs. Brian is “looking forward to partnering with the students and families of St. Christopher School to make this a year filled with great achievements!”
Mr. Tom Thorne
SIXTH GRADE TEACHER
An avid outdoorsman who loves fishing and nature, Tom Thorne, is our middle school science teacher, naturally gravitated toward a career in science. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Conservation from Kent State University and is licensed to teach Integrated Science (all sciences) for Grades 7-12.
Prior to joining St. Christopher School, his teaching experience included six years as a workshop instructor and Teaching Associate at The Ohio State University's Franze Theodore Stone Laboratory on Gilbraltar Island in Lake Erie, and nine years teaching junior high science at Saint Ignatius of Antioch. Tom also taught Human Anatomy and Physiology, Environmental Science and Health at Cleveland Central Catholic High School.
Born and raised in West Park, he and his wife Binh To-Thorne (who he met in a chemistry lab at Kent State) reside in West Park.
"It's exciting to teach at such a high achieving school in a great community," says Thorne. "I always look forward to building on the students' problem-solving skills and increasing the students' inquiry in all fields of science."