I am a second grade teacher in a wonderful suburb of Columbus, Ohio. I’m always up for a walk with my dog, learning a new skill, or enjoying some dark chocolate.
I am a bit obsessed with children’s literature. I believe it’s one of the best ways to hook students and facilitate connections. Mentor texts bring out the best of my teaching. I am looking forward to sharing many of my favorites with you.
My mission is to provide content and resources to help teachers keep students engaged in their learning. I share strategies and resources for building relationships, growing topic knowledge, and allowing for fun while learning.
I began teaching in 1993. I taught 15 years in special education, and I absolutely loved it. Eventually, I was ready for a change, and I made the move to a fifth grade classroom. I taught fifth grade for three years, fourth grade for five years, and I have been teaching second grade since 2015. I love collaborating with our Intervention Specialist, Speech Therapist, and other specialists. Continuing to connect with special education makes my heart happy.