My mom and I decided to start our store to continue working together, because it's just so fun! She has taught first grade in a gifted and talented IB school for over 30 years. I have taught 5th grade for the last 4 years, and I have also interned with gifted and talented middle schoolers. I am very excited to be joining my mom at her school teaching 3rd grade!
Our teaching styles are pretty similar, and now being in the same IB school, our styles will be even more similar! In our classrooms we both focus on using centers daily for math and reading. Because we are in an IB school that uses intertransdiciplinary themes, all school subjects are tied into the day without having separate subject hours. It's a challenge for sure, but we both enjoy learning more about teaching and pushing ourselves. This style has made us both grow and keeps us on our toes.
A shout out to my mom for her achievement this year! She received the Encore! Award from our district for leading her students to achieve academic gains and her effort in closing the achievement gap in our district. Hard work does pay off!
I attended the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse for my bachelor's in education. I went on to receive my Master's of Arts in Education - Technology degree from the Viterbo University. My mom attended the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater and double majored in education and special education. She also has her Master's of Arts in Education degree from St. Louis University.
Born and raised in Wisconsin, but a generation apart. We both still live there and I am so thankful to live so close to my parents. My husband goes to school full-time and is a part-time firefighter and EMT. Because of his strange hours I spend a lot of time with my parents and my younger brother. My whole family loves to try new things. We enjoy going to festivals, trying new restaurants, sporting events, going to concerts, boating...we are pretty much up for anything. You only get one life, so you might as well live it!
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