Thursday, August 14, 2014

meet the teacher blogger!

So excited for a new linky...Meet the Teacher Blogger brought to you by Falling Into First!

About my professional career: I'm going to be starting my 12th year in education next week (kiddos come Monday!) I spent 10 years teaching middle school and this year will be my second as a Literacy Coach in my school district. I'm excited to be in year two of the coaching position - there are six coaches in our district and we've all done a year together and so I'm ready to hit the ground running when we get back next week!

Also, this fall will be my first as an Adjunct Professor at Dominican University! I will be teaching a graduate level course about Language Arts Methods this semester and I'm super excited to share that with new teachers!

This is my most favorite person:

Hektor and I have been dating about two and a half years and things are good! We just got back from visiting Cedar Point last weekend and, although we were scared and waited until the very end of our trip, we actually went on the scariest coaster there: Top Thrill Dragster. It was pretty exhilarating, to say the least. We're both getting excited for college football season - he's a Gator and I'm a Sun Devil, but if it weren't for our two teams, we probably would have never met!

Here's the big highlight of the first trip to Europe -

Had such a great time and I can't wait to travel again! To read more about my trip, click here.

These are a few of my favorite things:

Paris, Sun Devils & college football, craftivities with my friends, traveling, chocolate chip cookies, coffee, middle school kids, anything literacy related, making little gifts for people, red wine, writing letters, Papyrus cards, my family and friends, fall, Chicago sports, YA novels, pictures

If I weren't a teacher, I'd probably be....

A writer. I hope to write a book one day!

Three words that describe me are:

easy-going, loyal, driven

Finish the sentence, "______, said no teacher ever!"

"Bureaucrats should definitely make all the rules around eduction policy, said no teacher ever!!"

Q: It's your birthday and you can invite anyone, dead or alive, to the party. Who would join you?

My grandparents. I look back at all the time I could've (and should've) been spending with them and I regret not hanging out with them more.

Q: You get to pick one superpower. What is it?

All of my immediate family and almost all of my best friends live out of state: San Diego, Phoenix, Seattle, Madisonville, Charlotte, West Palm Beach, and the UP of Michigan. So, I'd love it if I could transport myself to their houses for dinner or to watch the Bachelorette with wine - just for the evening. Close my eyes, poof! and open them in their houses. This would also be a convenient commute! I'd *love* to sleep in a little later!

Q: What's your favorite quote or saying?

Q: If you had to sing a song on American Idol, what would it be?

Probably Gold Digger by Kanye West. What can I say...I love rapping! :-)

Q: Are you a morning person or a night owl?

Here's the thing. I hate to wake up to an alarm, but I generally wake up on the earlier side (like 7:30-8) when I get to sleep in. And, much to Hektor's dislike, I'm falling asleep on the couch to any movie we try to watch by like 10. So that makes me a morning person, right?

Q: What is your favorite resource that you've created in your TpT shop?

It's my procedure posters for Word Study. They're super cute and designed well. I think I maybe need to lower the price. They hardly sell even though I love them! Truth: I'm totally not good at TpT!

Share something we might not know about you.

I have this crazy obsession with reading about education policy and charters and the privatization of our public schools. I can't stop! I get sucked into Twitter almost every day reading one article and then following it to another. I'm actually really worried about public education, and think that teachers need to be more in the know about what's going on in our profession, and speak up about it! Please check out the Badass Teacher's Association to learn more!

Well thanks for stopping by to get to know me! You should definitely join the party...just click the button below and you'll head over to Stephanie's page!

Reminder to my followers and anyone new to my blog: The Letters Linky is this Sunday! Make sure to have your Sunday Morning Letters ready to go! Any new visitors...I'd love if you'd join us on Sunday morning!


  1. I love your quote by Maya and I hope you write a book someday - I would read it.

  2. Hi Michelle! I just found your blog through the linky and immediately knew I needed to be following you. First off, your blog is precious! Plus we have similar jobs. I taught 4th grade for a few years and am now a Reading Specialist. Hope you are enjoying the transition!

    Oh, and I LOVE Gold Digger! I wouldn't have the guts to sing it for any audience, but I can totally rock out to it in my car!

    Don't Let the Teacher Stay Up Late

  3. Michelle....I seriously love reading your blog. Its probably one of my favorites (but don't tell anyone else! ha!) It was great to get to know the Michelle behind the blog, in this post!!!

    Mind Sparks

  4. Fantastic song choice!! HAHA! I don't always like rap music, but I sure love that one :)

    I hope you had a wonderful Europe trip. So jelly! I always wanted to go to Europe.

    I'm so glad you stopped by my blog :) I'll definitely follow you for sure.

    A Little of LiLi


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