Sunday, July 13, 2014

Welcome to Creative Teacher Mama!

I LOVE teaching!  Playing school was my favorite game growing up, and I love going to work each day! Educating children is my passion.  I believe that a classroom should be fair, firm, yet fun, and lessons should both challenge and motivate the students. Over the last 15 years, I’ve had the privilege to work with and learn from some amazing teachers.  I am so excited to be able to share some of these things with all of you!

I started teaching in 2000.  I’ve taught 4th and 5th grades, and have been teaching 3rd grade since 2006. Each year, I strive to create a true community in my classroom, a place where students can strive to do their “personal best” in a safe and caring atmosphere.   I also think that learning should be FUN!!! I love to create fun and engaging activities for my classroom and for my colleagues.

Now I have mixed my love of school and my love of being a mom!  Balancing teaching and parenting is a struggle but I love every minute of it. I have three boys, all three years apart, that keep me on my toes.  With my husband, who is also a teacher, we have a busy, frantic, loving life that we wouldn't trade for anything!!