About Me

I fell into teaching after my first career, full-time stay-at-home mom, was well established.  I've been teaching for over 15 years now and have loved almost every year of it.  I've taught in Maryland, Texas, and California. Most of my time has been spent with fifth graders, although I did do a few years of a 4-5 loop and a couple of years outside of the classroom as a Refinement Coach.  I  enjoyed helping my colleagues refine their teaching practices and I learned a great deal about my own practices along the way.  One important thing I learned is that I'm happiest in the classroom surrounded by 10 year olds.


  1. Yay! A fellow Cali blogger! I'm down in SoCal in the OC. Plan on making NorCal my home in the retirement years. : ) LOVE NorCal!

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    1. I lived down your way (Huntington Beach) a LONG time ago. I have to say, that while I liked raising the kiddos there when they were small was great, but I love it up here!

      Thanks so much for stopping by!