I teach 1st grade. I have been teaching for 7 1/2 years. I teach Math, Reading, Science, Social Studies, Phonics, and Shurley English....all core standard subjects. I have a Master's degree in Reading and Writing and a Master's degree in Teacher Leadership from Murray State University. I have been married to Kevin Brown for 34 years. We have 3 grown sons; who are married. Two of our sons have served in the military, one is still active in the Kentucky National Guard. We have 9 grandchildren, and one on the way, who are very dear to us. We have 6 grandsons and 3 granddaughters. I love to garden, can the food we grow, quilt, sew, do scrapbooking, hiking, and I enjoy anything outdoors! We have two dogs that are our babies; Cinnamon who is part yellow lab and part chow and one black lab; Duke. We planted an orchard in the fall of 2013.
I love teaching in general, but my favorite thing about teaching is watching a child "lighten up" when they are learning to read. It is almost like a light bulb comes on and they begin reading and making sense of what they read. My favorite authors are Laura Numeroff, Dr. Seuss, and Eric Carle; to name a few!