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I have been teaching for over ten years and still absolutely love it. I originally was born in Connecticut and went to college in upstate New York at Elmira College. (GO EC!)

I started my teaching career in Massachusetts before moving to Texas 5 years later. After a brief return back to the Northeast, I’ve recently moved back to Austin, Texas where the snow melts fast, the summer sun shines nine months of the year, and I can trade my snow-blower for a swimming pool.

For a time I also taught at a school in the Dominican Republic. It was a departure from my usual classroom since I was serving as an administrator, equipping Dominican and Haitian natives and American teachers at the school how to more effectively manage their classrooms and develop curriculum and teaching techniques that would help their students succeed. It was a wonderful experience and one that I will never forget.

My family all lives on the East coast, so that’s the one tough part about being back in Texas. My hometown roots continue to show, though, since I’m the lone Texan rooting for the Boston Red Sox! I also love to run when the 100 degree Texas heat gives us a respite. I’m a sucker for any and all cooking shows and Fixer Upper, too.

Thanks for checking out my blog. I hope you find it a useful and informative resource for your teaching career. I’d love to get to know you, too. Feel free to drop me a message and tell me how you’ve grown as a teacher.

– Kristen

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My goal is to help resource early childhood teachers to be as effective in their classrooms as possible. If you’re looking for a lesson for a specific age group you can click on the grade level pages in the main menu. From there you can explore different subjects within each grade.

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