A few things have changed since Literacy Loving Gals was born in July 2014. I'm the only Gal left on the blog, so it's technically no longer *Gals*. However, I still collaborate with my gal pals on a daily basis and will continue to share ideas I learn alongside them, so the name will remain Literacy Loving Gals! :)
I’m Colleen and this is year number 21 in education for me. I’m a gal who loves teaching primary students. Over the past 21 years, I have taught Kindergarten, First Grade and Second Grade. About 8 years ago, I switched out of the classroom and to become a Reading Specialist in a K-5 elementary school. Teaching reading to children is my true passion.
I was born and raised in the western suburbs of the Chicagoland area, which is also where I teach. While teaching in my current school 12 years ago, I met my husband. He was a substitute art teacher in my school. After many months of seeing one another in the halls, he asked me out on our first date with a little note in my mailbox (so sweet!). We’ve never parted since that first date, even though he left my school to become a full-time art teacher in another district. We married three years later and now have a set of boy-girl twins after being together for 12 years. Needless to say, my husband and I partake in a busy household!
I thank God everyday for all of the blessings in my life, including the opportunity to read educational blogs created by others. I never dreamed I would be starting a blog about my literacy adventures, but reassurance from friends and family lead me here. After reading numerous blogs over the past few years to gain insight from others, I decided to contribute my ideas as well. Hopefully, what I share will be helpful to someone out there in the blogging world.
Thanks for taking the time to learn more about *The Gal*.