Hello! My name is Andrea and I teach 1st grade in Alaska. I actually live in North Pole, Alaska if you can believe it. Luckily for me, my commute to work is less than two minutes, so those negative 40 degree days aren't as bad as they could be. I'm not kidding about the negative 40 degree temperatures...
This is not only my first year teaching 1st grade, but it's also my first year in Alaska. For the past three years I've lived in Nashville, Tennessee (slight difference to my current home). My first year teaching in Tennessee I taught 4th grade (limited carpet time), and the following two years I taught 3rd grade (so much fun).
I received my undergraduate degree in Journalism and Sociology from the University of Denver, but I somehow found my way into teaching nonetheless. I have a Masters degree in Teaching from Belmont University and my English Language Learners endorsement from Lipscomb University.˚
And now, here I am 4,000 miles away, freezing, but happy! Adding to my happiness, is the fact that I married the most amazing man last summer in Homer, Alaska. Also, we have a pretty perfect dog.