Hi! My name is Lisa. I have taught for 18 years. I was a P.E. teacher/volleyball coach/basketball coach for my first three years of teaching.
I loved it but realized that I wanted more as a teacher. I wanted to have a class of my own. I wanted to see a group of students grow through a school year. I wanted to bond with my students. I wanted, I wanted, I wanted.
Then, in my fourth year of teaching, I had the opportunity to make a change and move into third grade. Best. Decision. Ever. It's been a lot of hard work but I wouldn't change it for anything. Now I have been teaching third grade for 15 years.
13 years ago, a new teacher joined our third grade team. She was new to our school, not new to teaching. We clicked immediately and Tina has been my BFF ever since. Her classroom is right next door to mine. She teaches Science to my students and I teach Social Studies to her students. We get our classes together to do activities and projects. We have so much fun teaching and learning with our students.
Teaching is in my genes. My mom is a retired middle school art teacher. Her mom was a piano teacher. My other grandma was a high school science and math teacher. My two aunts were teachers. I have many cousins that are teachers. It is in our blood (whether we like it or not- I happen to love it!)
About my home life- I am a single mom. I have a daughter who will graduate from college next summer. My son just graduated from high school and will begin college in August. My daughter's best friend lives with us too and I consider her my other daughter. I think they are all absolutely amazing. We have a 10 year old puppy that we just adore:)