Chad and I Thanksgiving 2010
I thought I would blog today a little bit about who I am, and the goals that I have professionally and personally. Let me start by saying that this is my third year teaching in North Carolina and I have known since I was a child that teaching was my passion. I am 26 years old and I am from Holden Beach, North Carolina. I married my high school sweetheart Chad who races in the NASCAR circuit in 2007. After graduating with my Master's in Reading I took a year off to travel with him and enjoy his success. I have been blessed to travel to many wonderful places and support my husband at what he does best. But after spending that time away from my classroom, I desperately needed to teach again. I went to many interviews looking for the perfect job and finally, I was hired by a wonderful principal. God has always blessed me to work with wonderful teachers, and this school is no exception.
My husband at Driver introductions @ Pocono 2008
Chad and Richard Petty in Victory Lane
My goals as a teacher are to not only change the lives of each and every child I come in contact with, but also to be a resource for other teachers. I can't count the number of new teachers I come in contact with who feel they are drowning because they have no support. After talking with these teachers and listening to their struggles, I have set out to create a blog that helps encourage teachers at all different levels in their career. Although I am clearly a "newbie" teacher I feel that we can all learn from each other. After blog stalking for many months, I found a new level of creativity within myself. There are so many wonderful teacher blogs out there that I follow and they have helped to encourage me to step out and take teaching to a new level.
Anyways, I know I have babbled on... but if even one teacher finds her love for teaching again from something that I have written- then it was a success. Happy Blogging!