I am a second grade teacher in Central Illinois. This is my 19th year of teaching. I started my career in San Antonio, Texas teaching 5th grade. I moved back to my hometown to be closer to family. I got a job in a nearby town as a reading specialist/coach/interventionist. When my job was eliminated 2 years ago due to budget cuts, I was given the opportunity to go back to the classroom and teach second grade. I felt like a first year teacher again! The past two years have been a ride in second grade. I couldn't have done it without the loving support of my family! I have 10-year-old twins, a Labrador Retriever, and a husband I absolutely love.