Your Mental Health Matters

Mental illness: two words that when put together sound… scary, weird, even crazy. Those two words put together will have people give you a look of confusion as if something is wrong with you and they can see it on your face. Those two words have a stigma attached to them that MUST end. The…

Ready, Set, Goals!

On June 1, I completed my first year as an Instructional Technology Coach for Tuscaloosa City Schools. I served 13 schools (yes, THIRTEEN) as best as I could. I focused on building relationships, communication, and availablity. I didn’t complain because I know people who are serving over 30 schools alone. There were days I wanted…

#WhyITeach

I have been working with children since I was a teen (17). When I was in high school, teacher’s aide and office aide were electives. I was Mrs. Cabil’s Kindergarten aide and she was an amazing teacher. I LOVED working with her students who are adults now. WOW. ┬áThere was one girl in particular who…

The WHY: Building Relationships

This summer, I was asked to be a guest blogger based on a response I gave to a question during the #ALEdchat. I was so happy about someone acknowledging my passion for children and how significant it is to build lasting relationships with them and their families. In the words of Rita Pierson, kids don’t…