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Charleston, Illinois

Announcement    Welcome! I am an experienced home educator and public school teacher with a master's degree in reading instruction. Let me help you simplify your teaching life! I've been selling on Etsy since 2009 at Midwestfinds.etsy.com and have thousands of sales with positive feedback.

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Last updated on Sep 3, 2021

Welcome! I am an experienced home educator and public school teacher with a master's degree in reading instruction. Let me help you simplify your teaching life! I've been selling on Etsy since 2009 at Midwestfinds.etsy.com and have thousands of sales with positive feedback.

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Simplified teaching for schools of all shapes and sizes

I started my teaching adventure in 4th grade. Wow. Yes, that is true! I remember taking notes on my teacher and how I was going to do things differently with my own class. Wait, no this started in kindergarten. My teacher had us gather around on the floor while she read an oversized book of Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are. Well, six-year-old Jena was scared and indignant that a teacher would read a scary story to little children.

I went on to get a bachelor's degree in elementary education. Then in 1989 I became a mom and realized I could never send my kids to someone else's classroom, so I started homeschooling. They were with me from kindergarten to college admission. In 2011, as my children were heading off to college, I started a master's degree in reading instruction. And since then I've taught in three different school districts as a reading teacher.

Let it be said that I AM AN EDUCATION NERD. I love the history of education (I collect antique teachers textbooks and curriculum) and the philosophy of education (why do we do what we do?). The way I teach and the materials I create are informed by these big picture concepts as well as the understanding that we teachers need concise and usable materials for the moment by moment needs of those little ones around us.

If you think of something I need to produce, please let me know. And thank you for checking out my store. I also blog at yarnsoftheheart.com.

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