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Dec 27 2011

Winter Break

Here’s the truth of the matter: I miss my kids. I miss my school. And I miss my job. Now, don’t get me wrong – I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my break thus far, and plan to enjoy the last few days as well. But, this break has made me realize how much I really do love…

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Yet again, I haven’t posted in a very long time. I apologize, kind of. I don’t post every day because by the end of some days – simply existing seems to be a gift from above and I go to sleep and get up and do it again. Many times things happen and I think…

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Dec 15 2011

2 weeks of not being Mi’ Ball

2nd 9 weeks testing is over.  My kids have actually learned something in the past 9 weeks, and it amazes me.  My students never cease to amaze me in the things that we are able to teach them.  This past 9 weeks we learned about greater than and less than with the signs that they…

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Dec 14 2011

Be surprised

Dear friends, It’s hard to explain how it is I ended up all the way up here in the Appalachian Mountains. This is probably a universal sentiment among most CMs, but I still feel like an anomaly. First of all, what am I doing so far inland? I’ve moved around quite a bit, but I’ve always…

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Nov 27 2011

Caught on the Border…

As I sit in the Dallas airport and see many children walking by, I wonder if the 25 that I left in Mississippi have been as lucky.  Over the past week I have spent time to myself, read 2 books, watched movies, dedicated an ENTIRE Saturday to watching college football, shopped, spent some time in…

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Nov 16 2011


tomorrow is the 75th day of school.  WHAT? Are you kidding me?  It is still almost 75 degrees outside on most days, how can this be happening?  Oh, thats right, I moved to MS where school started the 1st week of August, and the weather doesn’t get cold here until December/January. I still can hardly…

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Nov 14 2011

The One Where I Ask for Donations

Teaching is exhausting.  I should be sleeping now, but I am am asking (read: begging) for help instead. This March, during our school’s Spring Break, I am taking 12 of my Spanish II and III students to Honduras for a service trip.  We will be working at a school and orphanage for abused, neglected and…

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Another day of my life has come and gone. Sometimes I wonder: did I actually accomplish anything today? Sure, I went to work. Sure, I tried teaching. But did that actually amount to ANYTHING? Let me just re-cap yesterday. The day ended. It was less than great. I knew I was getting observed today and…

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Nov 10 2011

1 year ago..

1 year ago today I was a nervous wreck.  I was sitting in class anxiously awaiting that email from TFA that would determine the next two years of my life.  1 year ago the decision that I made changed my life forever.  1 year ago today I made the decision to impact students in the…

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Oct 30 2011



My kiddos always ask me about the tattoo on my right ankle. It looks like this: My best friend and I were both born in early June, eight days apart, and, while in Spain a few years ago, we got matching Gemini tattoos.  According to (legit, I know), the “Gemini world is one of duality.”…

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