Welcome! My name is Alyssa and I created this space to share ideas, tips, and resources for teaching upper elementary grades. I know very well how busy the life of a teacher is – and I hope that the content here saves you time and helps you find new ideas you can use in your classroom today. Likewise, please comment and share your ideas back with me!
A little more about me? I have seven years of experience teaching in public schools in the beautiful state of Virginia. I’m married to a high school teacher who shares my passion for working with children. When our daughter was born, we decided that I would pause my teaching career to stay home with her. Shortly after, I discovered my second passion: creating helpful and affordable resources for elementary school teachers to use in their classrooms. Since starting my Teachers Pay Teachers store, we’ve added two sons to our family as well! When I’m not chasing after my kiddos, I try to remain active in my professional community since I plan to return to the classroom in 2019. I enjoy connecting with other teachers through social media, attending conferences, tutoring, and substitute teaching.
A few of my favorite things include browsing children’s books at the bookstore, going to the beach, wearing Chucks, and eating chocolate!
Thank you for visiting my blog! I look forward to connecting with you!