Some things about me

My husband and I have been married for 26 years. We have three children: two sons and a daughter. I’ve been a Montessori primary teacher for 25 years. Our children have grown up and graduated from excellent Montessori classrooms.

I have a master’s degree in Theological Studies from Candler Seminary at Emory University. I’m AMI trained at the primary and A to I levels, and I completed the NAMTA adolescent orientation. I’ve also completed comprehensive and advanced Orton Gillingham training for reading support. Most recently, I completed a year of training in yoga instruction for children.

I love being a primary teacher. I also love baking, walking, reading (to myself and aloud), practicing yoga and watching soccer. Most days I’m surrounded by dedicated, experienced teachers, parents, grandparents, and kids. It brings me great joy to learn with them, and to share some of our stories.

Why blog? A good memory. My grandfather, Harold Kolb, spent some of his retirement writing family memos. He was a character. His letters were usually tedious, detailed, single-spaced, typed accounts of his trips to the grocery store, or the birds at the feeder, or preparations for the bazaar at the East Peoria United Methodist Church.

He copied each letter and included a handwritten note beneath his trademark e.o.p.e.o.l ending (end of page, end of letter). When we were in college, he enclosed a check and sometimes an affirmation. Throughout his life, he made several weekly trips to the post office.

Blogging is easier, and hopefully less boring. I will not have to go to the post office, and my online page doesn’t end. But, like Harold, I like purposeful work, I’m obsessed with education, and I like to stay in touch. I hope you do, too.

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