Degrees and Certifications:

ESL;Generalist K-8;Reading;SPED;G/T

Mrs. Piya Guthrie

Hi! My name is Piya (pronounced Pia) Guthrie and I will be teaching 8th grade ELA and Honors this year. I joined the Arbor Creek Eagles family last year. 

My husband and I moved to Dallas 4 years ago from Houston, where I had lived for the past 43 years.  I am a “boy mom” and have 2 sons, ages 28 and 25.  My oldest lives in Houston and runs a branch of United Rentals and my youngest recently finished his masters at Ole Miss (Hotty Toddy!!) and is living in New York working for Nueberger Berman.

Fun Facts about Me

I have 2 rescue dogs, Tucker (11 yrs.) and Lillie (2 years).  I love to travel, entertain friends, shop, and explore new restaurants.  Mexican food (Pappasitos) is my favorite! I could eat it 5 days a week!  I also have a huge sweet tooth-sour gummy candy is my favorite! 

One of my hobbies is reading and my two favorite authors are Kristin Hannah and Elin Hildebrandt.  My other hobbies include decorating and cooking. I love to find things in thrift stores and re-paint them or re-create other decorations with them. I also love to try new recipes and share them with friends and family.

I was adopted from Thailand and have lived in Denmark (I speak Danish fluently), Puerto Rico, Kentucky, and California. 

Education and Work

I graduated from Kingwood High School in 1984, Stephen F. Austin State University in 1988 with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Education and a minor in Reading. I have been teaching since 1989.  I have taught everything from 1st-5th gen. ed., 1st-5th At-risk Reading, 5th-8th Reading/Language Arts, Special Education, and 6th -8th Reading Strategies and Dyslexia, and Honors. My certifications include Generalist K-8, Reading K-8, ESL, G/T,  and Special Education. 

Please always feel free to call or email me with any questions or concerns you may have.  I am very excited to be working with your student and look forward to having a wonderful year together!