I just want to say, I went home last night with my heart just a smilin'. "Meet the Teacher" might just be one of THE happiest days of the year! Those sweet faces, nervous as can be, will turn to excitement and confidence in no time!
I didn't do a bio letter, so I'll go ahead and tell you a little about myself...
First of all, it's absolutely crazy to think I've been in the Tomball Independent School District since I was 6, (I started at the original Tomball Elementary in the 1st grade) but it's even more crazy that the past decade (and then some) I've served TISD as a teacher! I love my calling just as much now as I did playing school when I was a kid :)
Speaking of kid[s], besides the new 40 I just adopted for the school year and beyond, I have 2 that live at my house. Cami is 7 (going on 17) and Easton is 3 (sweet as can be). I also have 3 panting fur babies; all of which are spoiled rotten.
I married my high school sweetheart. He's still a work in progress but I love him more than anything (well...right after my God). He graduated from A&M with a geology degree. (Yep, we're in the oil & gas industry, so we take it one day at a time ;). Before that he played minor league baseball. I traveled with him while attending college online at The University of Phoenix. I was subbing at the intermediate on Main Street one off season when the former principal asked why I wasn't planning on teaching. I said, "My dad told me never to be a teacher, 'They work too hard and make too little.'" But after that, the seed was planted. I earned my teaching certificate, and now I use my business background to market learning to my target audience...my students! It's worked out beautifully, and I'm OK living frugally ;)
Professionally, you should know, I am here for your child. Next to you, I will be their biggest advocate. The task of growing and loving these babies is something I pray daily for and dedicate much of my heart to.
I'm looking forward to an AMAZING year! Please never hesitate to contact me for any reason.