I teach 7th and 8th grade math in Title 1 School in Redding. I am finishing my 25 year in middle school and I still love it. I do get my masters in middle school math five years ago – I didn’t want anyone taking over my job! Then my principal fell out of her chair laughing that I was afraid of being moved. I am constantly looking at improving and refining my teaching. I have done two 3-act lessons. My lesson study group actually made a video for one. That was lots of fun.
I keep very busy. I own a very small winery with my husband who also teaches. I was not displaced by the Carr Fire but have several friends that lost homes and a few of my students. It reminds me to keep life real. Balance is essential to surviving long term in education. I am excited to try new things, inspire my students and colleagues. I welcome ideas and advice but realize that this test drives my principal and administrative team.