Hello and welcome to my blog!
My name is Jessica. I am a high school English teacher in Michigan. I am currently finishing up my Master’s in Reading Education and working towards my certificate as a Literacy Specialist. Teaching and reading are both my passions. When a student tells me he or she loves a book he or she has stumbled upon in my classroom, I feel as though I have truly accomplished something. I am also a pretty avid reader myself. I read all types of books in different genres. I have been reading quite a bit of Young Adult Literature lately to find titles for my students and because I truly enjoy the novels. I always tell my students I am jealous that these books did not exist when I was their age. I am counting down with my students and co-workers for the release of The Hunger Games in theatres.
I am also planning my wedding which will take place in July. My fiance and I love the Detroit Red Wings and spending time with our terrier mix Taylor. Along with reading, I enjoy working out, Zumba, spending time with family and friends, and laughing.
I plan on using this blog as a place to share teaching and reading experiences. I will share a great book I have come across. I may also talk about things working in my classroom and those things that may not be working so well. I am a true believer that I don’t teach books; I teach readers. Thank you for stopping by and I hope you gain something from in here.