This year is my 12th year teaching! Luckily, I have gotten to spend all 12 years of my career teaching 3rd grade, because let's face it...it's the best grade!
I grew up in Lincoln, Illinois which is the halfway point between Chicago and St. Louis. After graduating from Western Illinois University in 2006, I moved to Tampa, Florida. While in Tampa, I taught 3rd grade in the Hillsborough County School District for 8 years.
I bought a house last year, so I spent the summer with house projects and yard work. I am also finishing up graduate school to get my masters in curriculum and instruction, so I spent a LOT of time this summer on classwork. I'm looking forward to this being my last semester and graduating in December.
In my spare time I mostly enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I also enjoy running outside, watching and playing sports, cooking, reading, and watching TV/movies.