Thursday, September 24, 2009

Meet Missouri Michael

So, who is Missouri Michael, you may ask?  Maybe you know me from elsewhere on the web as "white_chevy" or most likely not.  Please allow me to introduce myself.

I live in a small town of approximately 4,500 residents in South West Missouri.  I graduated from high school in 2000, and went on to study Elementary Education at Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, KS ( GO-RILLAS!.  I graduated with my degree in Elementary Education in the Spring of 2004 and stayed at school for another two years as a Graduate Assistant where I earned a Master's Degree as a Reading Specialist in the Summer of 2006.  One of my biggest passions in life is reading a good book, and being able to share this passion with my students to encourage them to become life-long readers.  I am currently in my fourth year teaching at a school in a small town of approximately 1,000 residents 25 miles from where I live.  I love teaching in this small school.  My first year I taught Kindergarten, and I can say that that is a once in a lifetime experience!  My second year I taught Title I Math, working with students who need a little extra boost in their Math skills.  Last year and this year have found me following my passion, I am teaching Title I Reading.  I get to help students boost their reading skills and find a love for books.  I am truly blessed to have found myself here.  I am also our school's Federal Programs Coordinator - making sure that all Federal Programs are run correctly.  When one works in a small district, one must wear many different hats!

I have been drawn to 1950's design and item since I was little.  I always loved watching I Love Lucy re-runs on Nick at Nite.  I started collecting things from the 1950's when I was in middle school.  This interest in 1950's culture has not diminished over the years, and when the time came for me to purchase my first house, the Cul-de-sac Shack, I found myself searching only through listings of houses that were from the 1950's.  Owning this house has deepened my interest in the era, and I am finding that when I find a great item from this era at an estate sale, I generally try to pick it up.  This awful habit has led to a very crowded house!  Yet, it is one filled with items that I really like.

I am sure that as I post more items on Cul-de-sac Shack you will get to know me better, but I hope that this gave you a quick introduction into who I am.

1 comment:

  1. Hey, nice to meet you! My husband and I are both teachers, too. Currently out of work, since we live in California and the budget cuts have been severe.

    I've loved the 50s since about middle school, too. Don't feel bad about buying the things you love - you only seem to end up regretting the things you don't buy!


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