Over the last 20 years, I have taught 7th grade through junior college English and reading and I am currently working as the literacy coach in a high school. In this position, I focus on helping the teachers at my school incorporate more reading, writing, and higher-order thinking into their lesson plans. I plan to share some of my best lessons and strategies on this blog as well as general teaching ideas.
Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with my husband and our six-year-old daughter. We love to be outside with friends at the park, pool, or beach. My husband has shared his love of Disney World and baseball with us and these are now two of our favorite annual vacations. Some day, we hope to be able to say we’ve stayed in every Disney resort and have seen a baseball game in every major league stadium!
A Note about TeachersPayTeachers:
I’ve been a seller on TeachersPayTeachers since the summer of 2006. I posted my lessons there sporadically as a way to share things that went well in my classroom with other teachers, never really expecting to make much money. Over the last few years, I started to notice more and more teachers were making good money from the site when TpT was posting $20,000 and $75,000 milestones on Facebook. I decided it was time to start to pay a little more attention to my fledgling “store.” Since 2013, I have been making a conscientious effort to improve the looks of my store and the quality of my products. This blog, along with my Pinterest site are both part of my effort to build my store into something more meaningful. However, I’ve always been an aspiring writer, and as “they” say, “write what you know.” I do know teaching and I love to write about it, so I’m grateful that TpT has pushed me to share my writing in a more public format. By design, my blog, Pinterest, and TpT will overlap, but this is not an advertisement for my TpT store–you’ll get a lot more out of this blog than I could ever offer in my store.