As a first grade teacher, I have spent 25+ years opening the world of reading to young children. While I enjoy all of the early elementary content, reading is my favorite subject to teach. I have spent most of my teaching years in one school, watching it grow from a small 30 student school in a chicken house (its temporary 40 year home) to a new facility with over 130 students. I now enjoy teaching with former students and seeing their development from a six year-old to an adult. I also do a few sideline jobs for CLP. Other interests outside of school include books, photography, and design.