My name is Lisa and this is my 19th year in the classroom. I spent 7 years teaching 6th grade at a middle school and have been teaching 4th grade at a rural elementary school for the past 12 years. I began my career with a Degree in Business Administration, working in a bank. I decided after a few years of banking, the business world was not for me. I took a deep breath and headed back to college. I have never looked back. Besides my teaching degree, I have earned a Masters of Education and I'm half-way through my Ed.S, (Specialist Degree), in education.
I have been married for over 26 years and have three teenage children, (yes, any sympathy is appreciated). I have a 20 year old son in college majoring in engineering and16 year old twins, a boy and a girl. They are all very active and I feel my age trying to keep up with them. I decided to take off a few years when they were young and stay home with them. I feel it was a good decision. But, as soon as the twins were in Pre-K, I went back to the classroom.
I love teaching! My family can't understand how I can work long hours during the week, then come home and spend the week-end creating and re-creating lesson plans and activities.
Although I am extremely excited and nervous about beginning this blog, I look forward to this experience.
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