•  Liz Thurgood is the Music Teacher at Skyway.
    I am a Coeur d'Alene native, born and raised.  I received my Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education from Brigham Young University and my Master's degree in Integrated Teaching Through the Arts from Lesley University. I returned to teaching in 2004.  I have been teaching at Ramsey for the last 10 years.
     I play the piano, flute, and organ.  I have attempted the trombone, french horn, and snare drum.  I also taught piano lessons for 10 years. I have always had a passion for music and firmly believe in the ability of music to engage, aide and power learning. Consequently, all my children had to play an instrument through middle and high school.  I used songs and chants in my first grade classroom for teaching, transitions, and to give directions.  I believe that every child should have positive experiences with music.  I look forward to what this year will bring for me and your children.

    I enjoy gardening, running, swimming, singing, playing the piano, reading, baking, canning, and spending time with my husband and four kids (plus two daughters-in-law, one son-in-law, and my grandson!)

    I love teaching and watching those light bulb moments of discovery, understanding and newly discovered passion. I feel it a privledge to be part of your and your children's lives.  Together we will make it a great year!

Contact Details

  • I can be reached best by email.


    You may also reach me at the school office 208-664-8998

    Hours: Mon-Fri 8:15-3:45

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Special Chorus Information

  • The Skyway Special Chorus is a group of 4th and 5th Graders that love to sing. 
    We meet on Thursday Mornings before school from 7:45-8:45. We meet all year long.

     Important Special Chorus Dates

    December 19 - singing at the Renaissance Assisted Living Facilities

    December 20 - we will be starting the All School Sing-a-long

    January 15 - we will be singing at the District 5th grade Martin Luther King Celebration


    Grade Level Concert Dates

    February 21 - 5th Grade, 13 Colonies Program

    March 14 - 4th Grade Idaho History Program

    April 18 - 2nd Grade Bugs Program

    May 10 - Kindergarten Mother's Day Program

    May 23 - 1st Grade Puppy Program