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Welcome to 2nd grade! I've been teaching for almost 30 years, and have had the opportunity to teach almost every grade from Kindergarten thru 8th. However, second grade is a new grade for me and I'm loving it! My family and I moved from the Kansas City area last year where I was teaching middle school language arts. Prior to that, we were living in Wichita, where my husband and I taught together at Eisenhower Middle School. Currently, my husband teaches at Ozark High School and is a baseball and basketball coach.
We have 4 children, Tess, Trey, Roman, and Jillian...a terrific son-in-law, Steven, and were just blessed with our first grandchild, Vera Jae, on September 1, 2018. Tess, Steven, and Vera reside in KC, Trey, 24, lives and works in Wichita, Roman is a senior at Ozark High, and Jillian is an eighth grader at Pershing Middle School in Springfield. Roman plays tennis and Jillian is a dedicated viola player. We live in Springfield, just a couple of houses away from my twin, Jill! Our husbands aren't quite as excited about that as Jill and I are. :)
We have two pets, Peanut, a lovable mutt that lives to play fetch, and Mags, a pretentious feline. Fun fact: Mags and Peanut will do anything for cheese. Peanut attends school on Tuesdays and Thursdays with his cousin, Murph. Murph belongs to my twin, and together they are the definition of chaos.