Hi! I am an educator, blogger, professional developer, and curriculum designer. I have 12 years of teaching experience and have taught students in all grades PK-8 in some capacity. My best years teaching have been teaching middle school reading and ELA to 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. My absolute favorite grade to teach is 6th grade. I have also worked as a technology director as well as mentored and delivered professional development to teachers. I believe that active learning is the key to happy, motivated, and challenged students. I use a lot of technology in my classroom because it engages my students and helps me run my classroom efficiently, but I believe there is a time and a place for technology, and more is not always better. I also use interactive notebooks and provide professional development to teachers looking to infuse more interactivity in their lessons in order to reach all learners. I specialize in creating lessons and activities that reach a wide variety of learning styles as well as provide numerous accommodations and modifications for students who require them. I enjoy traveling with my family and all things football. Although I’m currently home with my daughter, I look forward to returning to the classroom when she starts school.