First Grade! First Grade! I am getting ready to begin my tenth year of teaching first grade and for all of those out there who have done it even one year, you know what goes into those little ones. I work diligently throughout each school year to try new things and keep myself on my toes for the little minds I am in charge of. I earned a MEd. in Curriculum and Instruction in 2005, National Board Certification in 2007, and an MEd. in Educational Leadership in May 2013. I am a lifelong learner and attempt to teach lessons and ideas to my students that make connections and link big ideas together.