About

I’m a public school secondary teacher, and a single parent. Thanks for visiting.

  1. I have a son who was categorized with a learning disability in reading. I’ve placed him in a public charter school, that is semi-homeschooling, but not really.
  2. I am employed by the Hawaii Department of Education – licensed/certified to teach Secondary English, grades 7-12.
  3. Currently, teaching 7th/8th grade English in a “disadvantaged” community.
  4. I have a relationship with Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior.
  5. I like to read and write
  6. I like jello, spicy ahi sushi and Laughing Cow cheese (separately)
  7. With all the emphasis on educating other people’s children as a teacher, I knew deep down in my heart that it would never be at the expense of my own child.
  8. . . . blogging is fun, and I  . . .  have deep thoughts.
  9. I am also learning to be transparent about my depression so I’ll share that here as well.
  10. I started the blog several years ago, but lately have been blogging more regularly, finding it’s (my) voice somewhat.
  11. I love working with children, but I have a hard time working with adults.

I try not to rant. I don’t want to be negative, but I do have anger issues and I’ve been told that anger turned inward results in depression… I’m well aware of that. It also doesn’t help that very close relatives of mine are church people and so I also take issues in that area.

Bottom line. I’m human. I need love like everyone else, and I blog about it… I’m just trying to be honest with myself, while learning to be positive.

February 2014 November 2015

9 thoughts on “About

  1. What a challenge you have undertaken! Be sure to surround yourself with solid homeschool mentors who can help you along your way. 🙂 I will warn you, as one public school teacher to another, homeschooling is a totally different mentality than public education. It will take a while to break the thought processes. Don’t bring public school to your home. Allow your home school to take on a life of its own.

  2. It’s you! I’m not trying to sound creepy. I’m not a stalker. I just remember your previous post about being frustrated with your charter school. I just felt for you because I could relate and so, I had to comment. When I came across that post while looking through your blog, I knew I had read it before. Thank you for the follow on my blog. I hope that God can use me to be an encouragement to you in your own journey. Blessings!

    1. lol! I’ve been playing around with my blog, getting back into writing, catching up with reading up and landed back on your blog…

  3. When you are teacher, you put stranger’s kids ahead of your own. I know, I’m a teacher. It is hard….keep focused (What’s your objective?) and you will do you best for your child, no matter what route you have to take. Good luck to you.

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