About Me

Welcome to This Literacy Life! 

I am so glad you stopped by to take a little glimpse into the ins and outs of my life as a wife, mom, and reading specialist! Each day is a new adventure, and I love sharing my passion for all things literacy with all of the world!

I grew up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and then moved to Richmond, Virginia, just before high school.  I loved Virginia so much that when my parents moved back, I worked all through college to stay in Virginia.  Now I live with the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains in view right from my deck.

I am a Reading Specialist working in rural Southwest Virginia.  I taught in the classroom for 14 years, starting with fourth grade, moving to third grade, and then back to fourth grade for a year.  I enjoyed the classroom, but I always felt I could do more.  Now I am doing just that!

I am married with two children who light up my every day.  I think sometimes I learn more from them than anything I have read.  They are almost seven years apart, which makes my life quite interesting.

I started my Teachers Pay Teachers store way back in 2009 with just a few items in my store. As I began creating games and activities for my own students as a reading specialist, I began adding more items to my store. Now it is full of so many literacy items you won't want to miss!

If you want to stay up to date on what I am up to, the best places to find me are Facebook and Pinterest. I'm always sharing my thoughts and ideas here!

Stay for a while and get a glimpse of This Literacy Life!

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