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Teaching and LearningWho I Am
June 9, 2024

Have the Best Summer Ever!

Friday marked the end of my 26th year as a teacher in public education. It was my husband’s 30th year as a public-school band teacher. This end of the school…
Personal FinanceTeaching and LearningWho I Am
June 2, 2024

What Teachers Do

At the beginning of this school year, I invited students to “apply” for jobs in the classroom. I needed a student to write the “Quote of the Day” and “Song…
ParentingPersonal FinanceTeaching and LearningWho I Am
May 26, 2024

Do You Have a Graduate?

I just returned from a beautiful trip to northern California to attend my only daughter’s college graduation. It was such an important occasion and one that I wasn’t always sure…
ParentingPersonal FinanceResolutionsTeaching and LearningWho I Am
May 5, 2024

Finishing Strong

I am always extremely motivated at the beginning of a school year. It’s a fresh start. New faces. So much potential and possibility. The room is clean, lockers are organized,…