This is my 17th year of teaching. I taught first grade for my first nine years and truly loved first and never thought I would move. Then we received a $100,000 technology grant, and I was offered a spot to help with the grant and teach ELA. I taught 6th, 7th, and 8th grade ELA and technology for four years. It was a wonderful learning experience, but I was glad when my wish was granted to move back down to first. This is my 2nd year back in first, and I am thinking this is my last stop. I'm in my happy place! UPDATE: Well, things don't always happen the way we want them to... I was able to spend two years in first, but then my administrator decided to move me back up to middle school. I was not happy about the move, so I applied for a different spot in our school system. I now work as a technology facilitator and I'm loving every minute of it!!!
I love hands-on activities, and anything I can do to make things eye-appealing and cute, I'll do. It makes me happy!
I have received over $25,000 in grants along with winning a Promethean board, a set of Activexpressions, and a set of Activotes. I've been blessed!
BA in Ed 1st - 8th and Masters in leadership.
I have been married for 25 years and have three wonderful children. My oldest is in graduate school majoring in Geology, and the twins (Courtney and Jeremy) are juniors in college. Courtney and I also have a side business called Blogsfitforaqueen.com which specializes in blogs for teachers.
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