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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 ideas you can use in your classroom today.  Likewise, I hope that you share your ideas with me!

I have eight years of experience teaching first and fourth grade in public schools in Virginia, and I’m even married to a high school teacher!

When our daughter was born, I chose to take a break from teaching 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 and a dog named Archer to our family as well!

When I’m not blogging or creating resources, I love 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!

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