Meet the Teacher


Meet the Teacher

 I LOVE reading blogs just like all of you.    One of my fav blogs First Grade Parade is having a   “Meet the Teacher Party”!!!!   First off, here’s a little bit about me…
I am from New York.  I lived there 30 years.  Now I live in Colorado, where believe it or not, the weather is way better, esp. winter.  Also, the cost of living is much less than the NYC metro area.

I have been married for 16 years.  We have 2 children who are ten and eleven.  If you are wondering, neither were planned.  Our first born is a product of invitro after 5 years of infertility.  Second one came along without trying and while breastfeeding.  What lies about breastfeeding being birth control.
I started teaching in 1992. 3 years of special ed, 4 years of kindergarten, 2 years of a 1/2 split, 1 year as literacy specialist, and this is my 6th year in first grade. 
I took a few years off somewhere in there when my cherubs were infants.  I also worked as a early intervention specialist for states of NY and NJ primarily working with toddlers with autism.
  I graduated from the State University of NY at Binghamton {SUNY) undergrad and Univ of CO for Masters.   When I’m not blogging here, you can find me posting about my life at Autism Mom   I love coffee, tea, gardening, italian food, traveling, spending time with my family  and I LOVE Jesus. 

Now for the Q & A

Q: What would you be doing if you weren’t a teacher?                                             
A:  I would love to travel and write about places I've been.  Otherwise I would be working with at risk children or running a non profit for people with disabilities.

Q: What are your hobbies?                                                                                    
A:    Gardening, reading, dreaming, hiking                                                             

Q: When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up?                     
A:  a teacher
Q: What are your guilty pleasures?                                                                

A:Online shopping and  Facebook- although I have cut that down a lot.

Q: What is your biggest fear?!                                                                     

A: Fire.  As a daughter and sister of NYC firefighters, fire just terrifies me.

Q: When you’re on vacation, where do you like to go?                                 

 A: HAWAII but I would love to go to Tahiti
Q: What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?                                                   

A:  Be truthful and live so you do not regret anything.  You do not want to look back and said you should've.

Q: What do you value most in others?                                                                   

A:  Honesty.  I can deal with the truth-- so please tell me.

Q: If you could choose one of your personality traits to pass down to your kids, what would it be?                                                                                                        

A: Determination or resilience

Q: If you could have lunch with anyone in the world….living or dead…who would it be?                                                                                                             

A:  Jesus
Now tell us one random thing about yourself:
I've traveled across Europe from England to Egypt over many months with just a backpack.

Now it’s time for YOU to join the party!!!!  Here’s what you need to do:  Write a post titled “Meet The Teacher”.  Start with a brief “biography” and then copy & paste the Q&A {using your answers, of course!} 


  1. So happy I found your blog :) Cute stuff here!! And I have a confession...FB is sorta one of my guilty pleasures, too! HA!!
    Nice to "meet" you!!

    Cara :)

  2. Online shopping is my guilty pleasure, too! It’s so easy and addicting! :)

  3. Hi! I'm visiting from The First Grade Parade meet the teacher. I forgot to list gardening as one of my hobbies. I absolutely love to work in my yard when it's spring. So relaxing. Tahiti sounds wonderful right about now. It's crazy cold (I'm a Texan so nothing compared to what you are used to) where I'm at. Great Q&A. Nice to meet you :)

  4. Nice to "meet" you!