Shirley Thornton was elected to serve on the Board in May 2011 and re-elected in November 2014. She is a retired teacher who taught junior high English for twenty-eight years and served as a new-teacher mentor for two years in Flour Bluff ISD. She has called Flour Bluff her home since 1968 and has been happily married to Robert Thornton, a retired masonry contractor, since 1976. They and their three children are all proud graduates of Flour Bluff High School. They look forward to seeing their grandchildren become FBISD graduates, as well. In between tending to her grandchildren, she serves as a church, school, and community volunteer.