Saturday, June 22, 2013

Getting to Know Sarah

Hi sweet friends!

I'm so thankful to be part of this wonderful collaboration of special education resources. Aside from authoring my own posts, I am looking forward to using this blog just as much as you to learn new tips and tricks about our amazing profession.

Meet Miss Eager

Where Do I Live?

I blog from inside of beautiful Buffalo, NY. I live closer to Niagara Falls and Cleveland than Manhattan, just so we're clear. I don't live a glamorous NYC teaching lifestyle! I grew up in this area and I plan to stay here forever.

Why Did I Start Blogging?

I live in an area of the country where teaching jobs are nearly impossible to land. The combination of the present economy and five major colleges and universities in Buffalo makes for a lot of young, unemployed teachers (or as I call them, waitresses). I started my own blog, The Eager Teacher, as a release of my creativity and passion for teaching when I didn't have a classroom of my own. I've been blogging for two and a half years now and it has become my absolute favorite hobby.

What Do I Love to Blog About?

My favorite things to blog about are technology, reading and classroom organization. I think my actual "dream job" would be a classroom interior designer. Wouldn't it be great if schools could afford to bring in professional designers and then foot the bill? I'd change my room every year! I also love telling stories about my students, sharing their successes and my lesson learned while teaching.

What is My Special-ty?

I am a certified reading specialist, special education teacher and general education teacher. I am a consultant special education teacher, so I work with a variety of learners and grade levels in a K-6 setting. I push in, I pull out, I basically wear roller skates most of the day. The area I teach the most is reading and it is my favorite thing to teach. I love, love, love introducing a child to a great book and watching them fall in love with it.

Thanks for reading and for finding A Special Sparkle! I can't wait to see where this blog takes us!

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