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My 16-year teaching career includes teaching 2nd grade (2 years) and 4th-5th Title Reading (2 years), but the majority of my career has been spent teaching K-5 ELLs. Most recently, I entered 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade classrooms on a daily basis and co-taught reading, language, and writing with several inspiring classroom teachers.
In 2012, I was introduced to the world of TeacherspayTeachers, and I began creating materials in October of that year. In 2014, I decided that I couldn't continue to try to "do it all", and resigned from my teaching position to focus on TpT full-time for a few years, which I am currently doing now.
My #1 priorities will always be God and my family. I have a wonderfully-supportive husband of 12 years, Troy, and two daughters who are growing up much too quickly for my liking! My 11-year-old, Kayla, is a 5th grader, and 8-year-old Brooke is in 3rd grade.
|No, I'm not lucky enough to live in warm Arizona. These photos were taking during our summer roadtrip!|
I actually live in a small town in Iowa. If you look at the point on the U.S. map where Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota meet, that's my home. This photo was taken by Jessica Suing Photography.
My twin sister (and best friend!), Dawn, is my silent partner. I can thank her for getting this blog up and running for me, and always being my willing proofreader, cover designer, and occasionally even a passage writer!
If you ever have any questions or suggestions, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, feel free to contact me if you are interested in guest blogging in the future.
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