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About Me

Welcome to my blog! I’m beyond excited to share my teaching journey with you. I am an avid reader of teacher, cooking, and fashion blogs. I’ve decided to take a leap of faith and develop my own little niche in the blogosphere. Using this blog, along with Facebook and Instagram, I seek to explore many facets that encompass the teacher lifestyle. I hope you read something that inspires you or learn a tip you can use in or out of the classroom.

Professional Background

I’m Kelsie, and I’m a third grade teacher in Virginia. I graduated from the University of Virginia in 2006 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology and a Master of Teaching degree in Elementary Education.  I’m thrilled to enter my tenth year of teaching! It feels like I just started teaching; time surely flies when you’re having fun!

I am drawn towards upper elementary students, and all of my experience has been in third and fourth grade classrooms. The challenge of cultivating lifelong learners is a responsibility I don’t take lightly. I set high standards for my students and seek to provide opportunities for them to grow academically, socially, and emotionally.

I am a self-proclaimed no frills teacher. I like to keep things straightforward and meaningful. With that being said, I’m also adventurous. I’m the teacher who will immediately try to implement a strategy learned from a colleague or professional development.

My professional interests include character education and service learning. I also enjoy advising novice teachers and mentoring pre-service teachers. Additionally, I am an advocate for teachers taking a stand as leaders in their school buildings. I am obsessed with Teachers Pay Teachers, and I soon plan to upload items to my store.

Personal Interests

I am a proud aunt to two nieces and a nephew. I must admit I have spoiled them absolutely rotten! I love celebrating holidays, especially Christmas. I like trying new, practical recipes; my palette is relatively simple. Shopping is more than a hobby--it’s my favorite form of cardio! I am the ultimate procrastinator!

I am a Christian, and my faith is very important to me. The Lord called me to teach when I was a little girl, and He made a way for me to grow and prosper in the profession. I carry Him with me in the classroom as a shield of protection, and I seek to love my students as He loves me.

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