I’m a wife, a mom to three crazy boys, a teacher, a professional development trainer, and a little bit neurotic. After fifteen years of teaching across the state of North Carolina, I’m currently teaching fifth grade in Guilford County. I love being part of the Discovery Educator Network as a Leadership Council member, blogger, and DEN Guru. I’m also a Kenan Fellow with NC Department of Public Instruction. Every day is a challenge to do my best for my kids. In addition to my work with Discovery Education and Kenan Fellows, I am also a SMART Certified Trainer and teach online SMART Courses for Global Classroom. I am in the process of completing Data Literacy training with NCCAT, and in a few weeks I will be a Data Literacy trainer. I am working, also, with the State Network of Educators and Smarter Balanced to develop formative assessment resources for educators.