I create resources for teachers who want to support their students through strong home-classroom connections, and for parents who know that learning doesn’t stop when the bell rings.
As a parent and a former teacher, I understand how to build effective collaborations between home and school. I create resources to make teacher-parent partnerships work; through simple tips, fun and easy communication tools, systems to manage classroom volunteers, and meaningful ideas for home learning.
I taught for ten years, mostly grades 3 and 5. Now, I’m home with my own three busy boys. I cherish this time with my sons, and I’m grateful that while I’ve been away from the classroom, I keep my teacher brain sharp and stay connected with the field of education by volunteering at my kids’ school, picking the brains of my smart teacher friends and family, following the best and brightest teachers on social media, curating interesting edu-news and all-around-awesome ideas on Pinterest, sharing simple home learning tips, and making printables and other tools to help teachers and parents.
I’m originally from Wyoming, and the Seattle area is now our home. When my husband and sons are busy cheering for the Sounders and Seahawks, you can usually find me caffeinating with a Chai Tea Latte, clearing my head with a walk around the neighborhood, learning something new via audiobooks or podcasts, chillaxing with silly TV shows, or creating something. -With my computer, or paper, or Mod Podge, or paint… You name it. (No glitter though. It gets in my eyes. Every time.)
I love connecting with other teachers and parents; finding creative, practical and fun solutions for the classroom and the home.
And if you happen to be a parent–or know someone who is–I also have a passion for literacy, and a site for parents called Home Literacy Blueprint. You can find my collection of kid-approved literacy activities and printable resources to liven up your family’s home learning routine.
Thanks for visiting! I look forward to getting to know you better!