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On June 1, 2018, I graduated from high school for the third time.
The first time, I earned my high school diploma.
The second time, I was eight months pregnant with my first child.
The third time, it was just time… for a myriad of reasons, most of them personal, but one of the biggest reasons for my most recent graduation is gaining flexibility in my schedule to take care of my aging mom.
Today I find myself sitting in my home office, a table on the front porch, feeling that tug to get going on the new school year. It’s July, which is dip-your-toe-into-planning season for teachers, but this July, I’m not planning for next year.
Instead, I’m starting a blog and opening a store on Teachers Pay Teachers because second only to the magic that happens in the classroom, my favorite thing about the teaching profession is developing resources to use in the classroom and sharing them in collaboration with other educators.
I miss my students and their families and my colleagues, so I’m grateful for the digital company. Thanks for hanging out with me!