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Thanks for hopping by The Kindergarten Pad! This website was created as a resource for students,  parents, and early childhood-elementary educators.


I have always wanted to be a teacher for as long as I remember. I earned a BA in English and teaching certificates in  Elementary Education K-8 and English K-12. I have experience teaching grades pre-k through 12th grade in both public and private schools, including teaching kindergarten for 9 years. I began a new journey teaching 3rd grade in the 2013-2014 school year, but am keeping this site running for educators seeking early childhood-elementary lesson and classroom management resources. You can visit my 3rd grade blog at


My hobbies include blogging, reading, swimming, yoga, and traveling. I've visited the entire East Coast, California, Canada, Bahamas, Jamaica, Cayman Islands, Mexico, England, Scotland, and Ireland. Here are a few of my favorite things:

Color- blue

Food- Italian, Mexican, icecream, mom's homemade potato salad

Animal- whales and dolphins

Flower- red gerbera

Children's Authors- Eric Carle, Robert Munsch, Mo Williems

Children's Musicians-  Dr. Jean, Jack Hartman 




Thanks to these graphic artists who helped make my site nice to look at!