So, I’ve been an educator since 1995. But I first fell in love with learning when my youngest sister started learning to read. I’m seven years older than she is, and I marveled at the magic of it all. One minute she was holding the books upside down and had no idea what the words said, and the next minute she was reading short sentences. I was hooked on the learning process from that moment on, and I’ve never stopped waiting for those aha moments!
I’ve been able to turn that passion and curiosity into a pretty great career, including time as a teacher coach and principal. This year I’m teaching 5th grade, but I loved my many years as a kindergarten teacher (and everything in between, although 2nd wasn’t my fave. Sorry, 2nd graders!) My proudest professional accomplishment was earning my National Board Certification in 2004, and then re-certifying in 2014. But my proudest professional moment happens all the time – whenever a child looks at me and goes, “Ah, I get it!” That’s what keeps me coming back and drives me to constantly create with my students, and yours, in mind.