Meet the Teacher

I'm Kristin. 

I graduated from the University of Alabama in 2013 with dual degrees in elementary and special education. At Alabama I found my passion for teaching, some lifelong friends, the love of my life, and - most importantly - myself. 

After college, I moved to Charlotte, North Carolina in search of a new adventure, and I absolutely loved it. I taught second grade for two years at a great school and had students that taught me as much as I (hopefully) taught them. 


 After two years of teaching and being in a long-distance relationship with the man of my dreams, and now fiancé, I moved back home to Atlanta! I thoroughly enjoyed my time in Charlotte but am so happy to again be living in the same city as my man, my family, and so many of my friends. 

I'm 2nd grade again and am thrilled about my new school! The transition may be tough because I am not a fan of change, but I'm looking forward to the new adventure.

When I'm not teaching or stalking other bloggers blogging, you can find me enjoying the outdoors, reading, at Pure Barre, watching football, or exploring new places in my city. 

ATLANTA SKYLINE (from Piedmont Park)

I'm a twenty-something teacher trying to find my way in the "real world" and in the ever-changing realm of elementary education. I'd love for you to join me on my journey and in all of the tears and laughter that I encounter along the way!

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My biggest accomplishment of my first year: 

My practically-but-not-actually-sister and I in my favorite space, Bryant Denny Stadium:

OH, and I love GIFs.

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  1. I'm a Georgia-born...North Carolina-loving....Florida resident. Hahah! I used to teach second grade and I LOVED it. They are so very sweet and eager to learn! Welcome to the bloggy world, Kristin!
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  2. I'm a first year teacher too (1st grade!). Jealous of North Carolina though...I'd much rather be there than in Florida! Switch?


  3. We need to plan a NC blogger meet up!!!!! How fun would that be?!?!?

    1. I'm not sure how I missed this comment... but I actually have a list going of all of the NC bloggers I know of so that I can plan a meet-up in the near future! That'd be a blast!

    2. Did you guys ever plan a meet-up? We just did a meet-up the beginning of February in Charlotte. We invited people on the TpT forum. We'd love to be a part of another meet-up when we live there. - Lisa

    3. We did do a meetup in Greensboro in January. It was fun! I missed the Charlotte TPT meetup due to a friend's birthday. You will love it here in NC!

  4. I am a second grade teacher in NC, taught first for a few previous years and now I am trying a new adventure. Been here in NC all my life as well as countless ancestors before me. I would love to welcome you and wish you the best of luck, it will be great. Your classroom and students look like they are gonna have a fabulous time. Believe me about the testing, I can jump on that soapbox all day long. In the end it feels like you spend 9 weeks out of the year added together not even instructing the kids but testing. However, you still needing them to know the skills and standards so you gotta fit it all in, haha. Good luck, it all works out.

  5. It was so great meeting you today! Whenever I come to visit the Queen City, we will have to meet up. I had no idea you had a dual licensure. I do too!


  6. AHHHHH!!! You went to BAMA!!!!! We are HUGE Bama fans here is West TN!!!! YAY!

    1. I don't know how I missed this great comment and apologize, but YESSSSSSSS ROLL TIDE!!!!!!!

  7. Congratulations on getting Teacher of the Year! That's awesome! I lived in NC all of my life until last summer. We lived in Huntersville, just north of Charlotte, but now we're in the Atlanta area due to my husband's job. So glad you're liking it!!!

    Lit with Lyns

    1. That's so funny because I am moving back to Atlanta in just a few weeks, due to my fiancé's job!! Following you now. :)

  8. I taught 2nd grade my first year, and then moved schools and became a fourth grade teacher! I was absolutely terrified. I quickly figured out that they still needed all the same love, affection, hugs, and appreciated my silliness just as much as my second graders. Basically, just bigger second graders :) Oh, and welcome to Georgia!

    True Life I’m a Teacher

    1. Theresa, While you were writing this comment, I was updating this page!! I actually got moved down to 2nd, thank goodness! I had become pretty comfortable with the idea of 4th grade after everyone's encouragement, but I'm really excited that I get to stay in 2nd. It will make my transition a lot easier, I think! Thanks for your kind welcome!!


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