Teacher. That’s me, and I love the label!
After graduating from Purdue University with a degree in elementary education, I began teaching fourth grade in Munster, Indiana, in 1983. After three years, the district started a gifted and talented program, and I became the teacher of a full-time magnet class. In 2002, I moved closer to home to teach fourth grade advanced classes in Schererville, Indiana. After one year of retirement, I just couldn’t stay away. Now I’m back in the classroom doing what I love.
How can you enjoy teaching for so long? Carpe diem. Enjoy each day. Grab every opportunity. Take risks. Live large.
Though every teacher’s journey is different, I’d like to share some activities that stoked my enthusiasm over the years.