About Me

I am the mom of 2 boys–a college math major with an awesome sense of humor and love of sports–and a very special child severely affected by autism.  They keep me busy!  
I have been teaching for more than 20 years and absolutely love making a difference in students’ lives by helping them see how fun and meaningful learning can be.  In my spare time I love to keep current by reading new children’s books, binge watching addictive television shows, and connecting with friends.  I have a furbaby named Milo who is a bit of an attention hog…
I work to fill my blog and Teachers Pay Teachers store with ideas, lessons,and products that will help intermediate level teachers teach at a higher level–and help their students have fun doing so!  Whether you are looking for high level, engaging math activities, projects, and assessments or great response to reading ideas, novel studies, or writing lessons–I hope “The Teacher Studio” is your go-to place for quality teaching and learning.
 I also very much love teaching and working with adults–whether it be doing teacher training, blogging, or creating resources to help push teachers to try new things! Thanks for stopping by my blog and make sure to come back often!  You can also follow me on Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to keep up with the craziness and fun in my “real” and “blogging” lives!