Teacher Week '13: Meet the Teacher

Hi all!  We're linking up with lots of great teachers and bloggers over at Blog Hoppin' for our first Teacher Week!  Here's a bit about us!


This is my 10th year teaching!  Mostly, I have been in 1st grade and I LOVE it!!  I grew up in Ohio, but moved to Florida and taught for 6 years.  Then, my husband and I moved to North Carolina a few years ago.  We love it here!  I have a Master's in Reading Education and reading is my FAVORITE time of the day!  I also love recess because Tamra and I always have a time to chat! 

One of my favorite parts of 1st grade:  Sweet notes and drawings from my kiddos!

Outside of school, I love spending time at home with my husband and pups.  We go for walks often!  I also enjoy doing yoga, running, cooking and baking!  Some of my favorite things are dark chocolate, Kombucha teas, Lululemon workout clothes, and cute dog collars for the pups!

I have also been teaching 10 years...every single year in First Grade.  I student taught 3rd grade and thought I loved that...until I met first grade kiddos.  Now it would be hard to convince me to change grades!  I grew up in the Midwest but we've been living in North Carolina for 7 years.  Reading is my favorite subject to teach; the growth these little guys make is incredible.  A couple of years ago I got my Masters in Reading and I earned National Board Certification (so glad that's done!).   

I have to agree with Sarah, the notes make.your.day!   In what other job do you hear this: 

"What can be better than you Mrs. D.  You shine like a crystal.  You're as pretty as a diamond.  Your hair is as gold as a piece of gold.   

Outside of school I love spending time with my little family! My husband and I have an (almost) 3 year old that keeps us plenty busy.  She is curious and happy... so much energy!   We love taking walks, going to the park, visiting friends and family and vacationing at the beach.  We also have 2 Papillon dogs that keep our house a happy place to be.  When there's "downtime" I  like to read and...shop!  

I think this picture shows our little has a teacher for a mom:
"Mommy, the trains are at circle time doing their work."

Happy Teacher Week!  


  1. I love first grade too! I teach K-3, and the little ones are so sweet! I am a new follower and love your blog! I'm new to blogging and would love for you to check out mine if you get the chance. :)

    Rockin' in Resource Room

  2. Haha, that note was the sweetest. I get sweet notes from my students but they don't usually have so many similes. You must be teaching some strong writing skills in first grade :)

    Carolina Teacher