Hey-o! Thanks for stopping by this little corner of the internet to meet the author behind Big Ideas Educator.
I’m a mama of three, and some days, it feels like I’m just barely managing. I’m a certified teacher (grades K-12) who is passionate about helping moms navigate their child’s school experience.
I’m also an instructional coach, specializing in the science of reading, so I spend most of my time supporting teachers in K-2 classrooms.
I spend the rest of my time making sub-par meals, leaving laundry in the dryer for too long, and other normal mom stuff. I play and read books with my little rugrats.
Why I Love Public Education (STILL)
My career in education began with a two year stint with Teach For America in Houston, where I taught 7th grade writing at the ripe age of 21. I was totally overwhelmed and unprepared for the intensity of inner-city teaching, but it sparked a love for the field of education.
After that, I got a master’s in education policy, organization, and leadership studies (POLS) from the Stanford University School of Education. I thought I wanted to work in a district office in curriculum planning or leadership at the time.
As it turns out, I love teaching elementary school and working as an interventionist and instructional coach. I’m a big believer in flexible seating and incentives-based behavior management for struggling classrooms who need the extra behavior support. I’ve never been afraid of a data dig, no matter how disappointing the results might be. Sometimes ya gotta suck it up, buttercup, wipe the tears from your cheeks, and dig deeper.
My favorite thing to write about is parent/teacher relationships and solving school problems as a parent. As a teacher, I have had a lot of hard but productive conversations with parents as we tried to navigate how to get their little ones back on track.
Looking for Guest Posting Opportunities?
Are you looking for opportunities to write a guest post? I am accepting submissions now. I do not pay for content.
Here are the criteria:
- Content must be about teaching and learning with kids, whether at home or in the public school setting.
- You must write for an audience of moms or teachers.
- Content must be at least 1500 words and able to be optimized for SEO.
- All work must be original and not posted elsewhere online.
- You may include 2 links to your website.
- I reserve the right to make edits.
If you’re interested, please contact me using the form below with your pitch. I’d love to consider it!