About


Welcome to my about me post! What a fun opportunity to get to introduce myself to you! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!


A while back, I joined some other bloggers for a fun linky party! Read below to see my answers to some of the creative question prompts. Maybe we have some things in common other than teaching!


So that's me in the picture above as a brunette, which is my real hair color before the gray took over and I was forced to work with it! Yeah, my hair color changes about every month. 

I am a forty-something, pushing fifty soon, (yikes) second grade public school teacher in a large suburban district. All of the schools in our district are named after Native American tribes, so we have a great theme and beautiful artwork in our building.



 This marks my silver anniversary~celebrating 25 amazing years in the classroom!


I have taught middle school math and science and grades K-2 in the public schools and at a Catholic school. My first position was teaching pre-algebra to 7th graders who knew more math than I did! 

The hardest thing I've ever done was to earn my Masters Degree in a very challenging program while working full time, getting married and having an infant along the way. I am Nationally Board Certified and licensed for private practice in counseling psychology. 

As a former middle school counselor, I enjoyed helping my emotional adolescents with the drama in their world! Now I LIVE IT with a teenager of my own. But I wouldn't have it any other way.

My most important job EVER and greatest accomplishment, of course, has been as mom to this awesome guy! He is the love of my life and my pride and joy! He will be a senior next year, so life is about to get VERY interesting with college plans and all of that fun stuff.


I also have three little nieces who I just love to pieces!


THESE ARE A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS..

Most of all, I love~ Family things. Coffee things. Sunshine things. TV drama. Dancing. Black. Sparkly things. Pretty things. Cute things. Musical things. Panera Bread. Express. Good hair days and traveling (but NOT flying).

 Yeah. I pretty much love everything as you can see!
I'm sure I'm the world's easiest person to shop for.

Now for some fun with a...



IF YOU WEREN'T A TEACHER, WHAT WOULD YOU WANT TO BE?


Hmm...I dreamed of auditioning for the Rockettes or to be a back-up singer. :)
 An orthodontist would be great. I loved my job assisting. 
Maybe I would open a dance studio. 
If I owned an Orange Leaf franchise, I could eat the leftovers at the end of the day!
 Now that's an idea! 

But really, when I retire, I will be a university supervisor for student teachers. I enjoy being a mentor teacher.

THREE LITTLE WORDS THAT DESCRIBE YOU.


FINISH THE SENTENCE, "________, SAID NO TEACHER EVER!!"


I'd like to use my expertise, creativity and talents to enter more data into the computer please!

Q: IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY AND YOU CAN INVITE ANYONE {DEAD OR ALIVE} TO THE PARTY. WHO ARE YOU INVITING?

I would invite my grandparents so they could meet my son.

Q: IF SOMEONE WROTE A BOOK ABOUT YOUR LIFE, WHAT WOULD BE THE TITLE?


The subtitle would be...and then go scream in your pillow.

Q:YOU GET TO PICK ONE SUPERPOWER. WHAT IS IT?

Time travel... to go back and have a chance at redos to right the wrongs and relive all of the happy times that went by too fast!

Q: WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE QUOTE OR SAYING?

I use this one a lot! My nana used to say, "This too shall pass". It always does!

Q: IF YOU HAD TO SING ONE SONG ON AMERICAN IDOL, WHAT WOULD IT BE?

 I would belt out RESPECT by Aretha.
 Teachers and mothers of teenagers need more I say!

Q: ARE YOU A MORNING PERSON OR A NIGHT OWL?

I get so much done in the morning. Coffee helps for sure!


Q: WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE RESOURCE THAT YOU'VE CREATED IN YOUR TPT SHOP?


It's really hard to choose because I have been staring at all of them for so long! Maybe the pumpkin life cycle lunch bag book, because it is something crafty that turns out super cute and the cover matches this here chalkboard theme!



Q: SHARE SOMETHING WE MIGHT NOT KNOW ABOUT YOU!

 Speaking of pumpkins, I am allergic to just about everything. I'm allergic to all fruits and vegetables unless they are cooked, canned or processed. I even have an epi pen. I can't carve a pumpkin or peel potatoes without wearing gloves. Sadly, I cannot eat apples, strawberries or melon. I don't dare eat a banana. 

 A big bummer is that I am also allergic to dairy products which I LOVE but I do cheat with ice cream. 

So, basically, I can eat cookies and drink coffee. :)

Thats about all I can think of to tell you for now... 
Thanks for joining me on this blogging adventure! 


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