I am a 1st grade teacher in Shelby County Schools in Memphis, Tennessee. I hope this site can be a resource to chronicle our journey and a resource to parents. I have been teaching for 9 years. Previous to teaching I was in social work and I worked with children and families involved in the child welfare system in many capacities and across different states for about 10 years. I am a mother of one child, Kyle. He's 18 and will graduate in May 2015.