After 27 years of teaching first grade in Texas, laying out one year enjoying retirement, I now teach third grade math in New Mexico. It's different, but it's the same. A challenge and a lot of fun too. Retirement will wait a couple more years.
I love hands-on work with my students. They have a lot of fun and learn more while they're at it.
It's been very rewarding to see former students finding success in their lives and to think I had a small part in it.
I have a degree in business marketing from Texas Tech, but after moving to a small town in west Texas, I went back to Tech for teaching certification. I teach in a terrific school system with amazing teachers. They inspire me every day.
I have a wonderful husband who has taught band for 38 years. We have two daughters, one a Texas Tech grad and one a Texas A&M grad. I'm still not too savvy with all the blogs and other technology, so this is it for now.