Friday, July 15, 2011


I've toyed with the idea of blogging for about a year or so.  Putting my words, thoughts, ideas out in public space is way outside my comfort zone, but I've decided to take the plunge and dive in.  Third grade will be a new adventure this fall, after living in first grade for ten years.  I thought blogging would be a great venue for reflecting on theory and practice related to third grade students, third grade curriculum and teaching in general. 

It seems to be common place for bloggers to share a bit about themselves, so here's a little about me.  I'm a lifetime resident of the Buckeye State, having grown up in a small town outside Cleveland and eventually putting down roots in Columbus after graduating from Ohio Wesleyan University in 1994. 

This fall will begin my 18th year in education.  Most of my classroom time has been spent working with first graders, but I have also taught pre-K, 5th grade and worked as a reading specialist.  I have enjoyed every stop along my teaching journey and I am thrilled to be taking on a new challenge at this stage of my career.

My husband and I live in a bustling suburb of Columbus with our two dogs, Max and Erma.  Together we enjoy playing golf, being an aunt and uncle to 4 great kids and traveling throughout the United States - I have an obsession with visiting National Parks.  Some of the activities I enjoy in my spare time are cooking, reading, knitting - all with a great glass of wine.

I guess that about does it for this post. 

Until next time,


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