About Me

all about me

Hey all! I’m Beach Bum Literacy Chick!

I started my teaching career in the classroom teaching third grade.  The following year I looped with my class to fourth grade.  I was really lucky to have such a great class and keep them for two years!  My third and final year as a classroom teacher I spent as a general education teacher in a second grade inclusion class.  I moved around a lot my first three years but I really feel it made me a stronger teacher!

After this I was lucky enough to land a job as a reading specialist.  I was sad to leave my coteacher but was ready for a new experience.  I would now be teaching sixth grade reading, which is what I’ve been doing for the last five years!  It definitely has its challenges but I love it!

I started TPT and blogging about 2 years ago.  It is such a great outlet and I love being able to share strategies with other teachers! I have also learned so much about myself as a teacher because I’m always thinking of different ways to present lessons to share with others!


On top of blogging and creating products to help teachers I am busy with my family.  I have a very loving and supportive husband who always encourages me to do better.  I also have the most adorable 1 year old boy!  He is such a joy, and he already loves books!!

fun facts again

🏄 I love doing crossfit, especially because it is something my husband and I can do together!

🏄 The beach is my second home.  I really need to live there, it’s where I belong!

🏄 I love books, especially picture books.

🏄 My favorite color is blue, but I also love pink!

🏄 No matter what my family comes first.

🏄 I’m a New York Yankees fan