Hello, I'm so glad you stopped by my blog,
Here you will find some information about me!I started this journey in July 2011. I was at a meeting with a parent who wanted to send her child to a Montessori school. I felt her pain as she explained how her child learned best and how our classrooms just weren't the right fit. I decided to look into the Montessori concept and see what I could do to change up my room a bit and hopefully help this student be successful.
How I got Started Blogging
I found a wonderful blog with tons of Montessori ideas and freebies. From there I found a whole world of teaching blogs with amazing ideas and inspiration. I could not believe the goldmine I had stumbled upon. I had kept Jessica Meechum's website and Angela Watson's Cornerstone page in my bookmarks and relied on them a lot. I had thought a lot about creating my own page several times, however it seemed overwhelming. Now here were hundreds of teachers sharing ideas in a whole new way. A way I could do, blogging!!!
After a couple of months reading several blogs I set out on my own adventure and The Resourceful room was born! I'm glad you found me and I hope something I have shared here will inspire you as much as others have inspired me!!
My FamilyI married my wonderful husband in May of 1996, in May of 1997 we welcomed our first child (a boy) into our lives. He was followed by our second (a girl) in August of 1998. The next few years were a whirlwind of diapers, bottles, teething, walking, talking, learning, growing fun!! Here is my family today...
In April 2008 I graduated from the Special Education Program at Western Michigan University and was named the Presidential Scholar of the department. I was hired by the district I attended as a child right after graduating and started teaching in a K-5 resource room in August of the same year. In 2011 because our district had to make budget cuts and eliminate positions I was reassigned to teach K-12 special education. It's was an exciting learning experience and I have found great things about each grade level that I love.
In 2012 we decided to make a move for our family that lead us to Northern Indiana. I began working in Elkhart as a upper elementary resource room teacher! Two years later I decided to venture into the general education classroom and began teaching 2nd grade at a christian school. I love everything about it and look forward to many more years in this position.
I hope you find this blog useful, thanks again for stopping by!