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“Hardest job I have ever loved”
Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961) was a Nobel Prize and Pulitzer Prize winning American author and journalist. Legend credits Hemingway with the first six word story. Though debated, Hemingway composed a story on a napkin to win a bet with his colleagues. When challenged with my six word memoir, I knew it would have to connect to my teaching. “Hardest job I have ever loved” explains my teaching story. While teaching can be a challenge, what I get in return is immeasurable.
I took an indirect path to teaching. After spending over thirteen years in the human resources field, I decided it was time to pursue a childhood dream - to become a teacher. I left the corporate world and obtained a Master’s of Arts in Teaching from Otterbein College. My focus was on grades four through nine with a concentration in language arts and social studies. My student teaching was done at New Albany in a 6th grade language arts class, and I was hired the following year for that exact position. I've spend the last 17 years teaching 6th grade language arts, 6th grade social studies, and 8th grade language arts.
My husband and I live in Centerburg with our two dogs, Rudy and Daisy. My husband teaches robotics and automated manufacturing to juniors and seniors at C-TEC (Career and Technical Education Center) in Newark. In my free time, I love to bake and read.
I’m looking forward to getting to know my students this year and not only encouraging them in language arts, but helping them develop life-long skills!