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 (www.pittstate.edu) 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.