For as long as I can remember I wanted to be a teacher. Some childhoods are spent playing house or with Tonka trucks; mine was spent subjecting my little sister to playing school (naturally I made her the student). My passion & love for teaching children has grown ever since then. 

It is my firm belief that the role of a teacher is one of a cultivator. Looking back on my own education, the teachers that made the most impact in my life were not the ones who tried to fit me into some kind of mold, but rather spotted my strengths & passions that were already present in me & sought out to grow them in me. I desire to continue that approach in my own teaching & learning. Likewise, the role of the student is to glean, personalize, & take ownership in the learning environment they find themselves.

I currently teach upper elementary (third-fifth) and have taught first grade in the past. When I'm not in the classroom, you can usually find me exploring my city with friends and family, reading my way through a stack of books, doodling, or blogging--a hobby of mine since my early high school days. 

This is the space where I share what I’m learning about education and what I'm implementing in my own classroom. Feel free to look around and explore!

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