• I have been teaching for 21 years.  I have taught 3rd grade for 5 years and 2nd grade for 10 years.  I spent 2 years teaching a 3rd/4th combo class and one year as an ELD Pull-out teacher.  This is my 4th year teaching 6th. I have 2 boys, ages 12 and 17.  I am originally from Chicago, Illinois, but have lived in AZ for more than 30 years.  I love to roller blade, go camping and collect anything to do with raccoons! raccoons