I am a first grade teacher in Knoxville, Tennessee. This is my 18th year teaching. I taught for 11 years in Arizona. Most of my teaching career has been in 1st grade and I absolutely love this grade level. I am also a Common Core Trainer for the Tennessee Department of Education. I have a husband and two beautiful daughters who keep me busy. I am a band mom! We also love spending time with our Bassett hound, Elvis.