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Hi! Thanks for visiting my blog! Here's some fabulous information about me for your reading entertainment:

I am an extremely fortunate first grade instructor at Mayfair Laboratory School in Baton Rouge, LA.

Mayfair Laboratory School is a partnership between University Laboratory School (University High) at LSU and our school with EBR Parish. U-High is the best performing school in the state. Fully Common Core aligned for almost three years, U-High has a successful and measurable program that we at MLS have mirrored almost completely. EBR decided to try out this model in a public, magnet school to determine if it is a viable option for parents and students in our parish. There are two teachers in every classroom: an instructor who has a master's degree and an associate who holds a bachelor's degree. Children benefit from the expertise of two trained and qualified teachers in the classroom each day. My associate and I take turns teaching throughout the day. This is extremely helpful to both of us and the students! I may be explaining something in a way that only some students understand, and then my associate can come in and explain it in a different way. We get through twice as many conferences and reading and math groups each day and every student has the chance to perform at their his or her highest ability. 

Everyday is a great blessing filled with lots of wonder and excitement for the joy of learning. This is my ninth year teaching and my fourth year overall in first grade. First grade truly holds my heart. They are so open and honest and willing to learn and want to be independent but still like the teacher's help. Oh, they are just so precious!!

I have a Master of Education in Educational Technology Leadership from Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, LA. I studied Elementary Education at Louisiana State University in Alexandria, LA, and I'm looking into furthering my education with a Gifted certification at Louisiana State University right here in BR. Never stop learning!!!

My pride and joy is my 14 year old daughter, Carly Summer, who I get inspiration from every day! She is in 9th grade this year and attending St. Joseph's Academy for girls this fall as a freshman (eeek!!!).
Here we are at the New Orleans Comic Con in January!

We absolutely love Disney and Marvel (who is actually owned by Disney). Anything from either of those companies are the best!! 

A bit more randomness about me: 
Christmas is my favorite holiday. 
I love to sew, scrapbook, and bake yummy sweet things!!
This is my first time blogging so I'm looking for any advice that is possible!! 

I hope you enjoy my posts on here and find some helpful things!