As a kid, I thought my teachers were the most wonderful people on the planet, and I always wanted to be just like them. I even made my own little worksheets and
forced kindly asked my siblings to be my students. When I got to college, it was a no-brainer, and I earned a BS in Elementary Education from Georgetown College in Kentucky. I began teaching in Central Florida, and I earned a M.Ed. in Reading Education from UCF. After eight years in the classroom, mostly with grades 3 and 5, I decided to stay home with my new baby, Evan, in 2011.
I thought since I could handle 20 third graders that one little guy of my own would be easy. Ha. I have never been so wrong.
I loved being home with my little baby, but I missed the classroom so much. Not the drama and politics, of course, but the students and the other teachers and the chance to be creative and think on my feet. I constantly had a one-sided monologue running through my head that I would like to tell others about teaching if I ever had a captive audience, so eventually, I started writing my ideas, which led to my blog, Using My Teacher Voice. If you’ve been with me from the beginning, you know I’ve had a few identity changes in the process from teacherteacher, which I wasn’t sure if TpT was even a real thing, to myteachervoice because that was my blog, to More Than a Worksheet, because to me, that is what my store represents. Whatever you call my blog and brand, t’s still me, trying to use my teacher voice and share ideas and helpful tips, freebies, and products that can make your life as a teacher easier.
In May 2014, Amelia came along, and I feel like the luckiest person in the world. I get to be home with my little babies and still create products for a profession that I will always love.
Thank you for visiting my little part of the Internet!