My name is Emily! I am from Chicago and went to college at Miami University in Ohio. I majored in Elementary Education with a minor in special education and child studies and a specialization in teaching English Language Learners.


My first ever teaching job was teaching first grade outside of Boston, Massachusetts. I loved it, but the East Coast wasn’t for me. I moved to Denver where I taught first grade and absolutely loved it.

The following year I looped with my kiddos and began teaching second grade. I have stayed in second ever since, and truly believe it is the best grade!

Since then, I have also received my Masters in Education from CU Boulder, where I majored in Curriculum Instruction for Mathematics. It sounds corny… but I absolutely love what I do.

I love how rewarding teaching is, and I love spreading great tips and resources with the teaching community. Something about all the bright, happy colors and clip art makes me smile!


My family is amazing and supports me through everything. My husband, Ian, is a computer software consultant and is incredible.

We just welcomed our son, Clay, into our family on January 30th, 2020 and we could not be happier. In July of 2021 we are excited to announce that will also be welcoming a daughter into our family.

We have two little beagle puppies, Cooper and Chief, that are also our heart and soul. Our life is pretty chaotic, but we love every second of it.


When we are not working, we love to hike, ski, travel, and camp together. I also absolutely love to lay out with a good book and read for hours.

We are also shameless Netflix addicts. We love binge watching good shows, including Game of Thrones, Westworld, Handmaid’s Tale, House of Cards, Big Little Lies… and anything in between.

Ian and I like trying new recipes and will try to smoke everything we can on our Traeger grill. When we aren’t doing all of that.. we love playing board games! Splendor, Dominion, Pandemic, Betrayal on the House on the Hill and Phase 10 are some of our favorites.

We will take any travel, TV, recipe or board game tips or advice any time.

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I’d love to hear more about you! Feel free to leave any questions or to drop a comment introducing yourself on my blog. Happy teaching!