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Who I Am

I am a daughter, sister, wife, step-mother, grandmother, teacher, reader. 

I live in Conroe, TX on 9 acres with my husband, 7 horses, and 3 dogs.  I teach in the Cypress Fairbanks school district, where I’ve been for my teaching career of 12 years.  I have been fortunate to teach 2nd grade – Math/Science, Kindergarten, and 3rd grade – LA/Social Studies.  This year I do not have my own classroom as I am the Title I Reading Teacher.  I go into classrooms and work with at-risk students on reading skills and strategies.  I LOVE my job because I get to share my love of reading with students. 

I am passionate about books.  So much so that I continuously get asked, “Why aren’t you a school librarian?”  I do have my Masters, but it is in Educational Leadership.  That could change, but for right now I’m happy with what I’m doing and where I am in my career.

I started blogging in May ’08, but got real serious after school started in August ’08.  I viewed my blog as a way to share what was going on in my classroom.  Plans changed with a new job, and now I want it to be a place where I can review books and share reading “a-ha’s” from my students.   

9 Responses to “Who I Am”

  1.   Amy Says:

    I just wanted to thank you for visiting my blog and commenting. I have bookmarked yours and look forward to cruising your pages!

    P.S. I am also a HUGE animal lover, I have 1 dog, 3 cats, 1 rabbit, 1 gerbil and 1 rat. Quite a collection, but they are so much fun! What kind of dogs do you have? Mine is a toy rat terrier and weighs 9 pounds. We got her since we’re in an apartment and it wouldn’t be fair to get a bigger dog, but as soon as we have a house I plan on getting my dream dog, a Golden Retriever!

  2.   Robert Mccarty Says:

    We just discovered your site.
    We would like to send you a review copy of Snow Valley Heroes, A Christmas Tale, the latest book in our Planet of the Dogs book series. The series is recommended for children 6-12 and dog lovers of all ages.

    For sample chapters and more information on our books, please visit http://www.planetofthedogs.net.
    For information on the concepts behind our books and our involvement in therapy dog reading programs, please visit http://barkingplanet.typepad.com.

    Please email us a postal address at [email protected] and we will be very pleased to send you the book.

    Happy holidays,
    Robert McCarty
    Barking Planet Productions

  3.   meg89 @ Literary Menagerie Says:

    Hey, thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting! You’re going to enjoy blogger when you move over, it’s easy to learn and use.

    BTW ~ My little sister is so jealous of you right now! After I went to school, she and my parents moved out on some land outside of town. We have two horses and a barn cat. She’s drooling over you list of animals!

  4.   Tony Peters Says:

    Hey I am just wondering if you could review my book Kids on a Case: The Case of the Ten Grand Kidnapping. You can see a sample chapter at http://www.tonypeters.webs.com. If you are interested send me an email at [email protected], and make sure to put in a subject.

    Thank You,

    Tony Peters
    Kids on a Case: The Case of the Ten Grand Kidnapping

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