I had the wonderful opportunity to spend the first half of my career in kindergarten before moving to first grade. I am so thrilled to begin my thirteenth year in education in 1st grade with the Master Teachers Project. I have taught in both Michigan and Montana where I learned that the job of a teacher is to inspire learning through the use of best practices and current standards. I LOVE teaching 1st grade and can’t imagine a better way to spend my career. In fact, the longer I teach the more I realize that teaching is not a job – it’s a privilege!