Hello and welcome to my personal blog! I created this blog as a way to share ideas, tips and tricks for things I’ve learned (and am currently learning!) along the way in the classroom as a middle school english teacher, as well as to share helpful info I’m learning as I’m on my journey to improve my finances. This blog will serve as a platform of discussion, and hopefully as a source of inspiration, for others who wish to continuously increase their effectiveness in the classroom (a goal of mine!), as well as gain more financial freedom.
My name is Kelsey, and I’m living in Louisville, KY with my boyfriend, Taylor.
I graduated from the University of Kentucky with a B.A. in Political Science in May of 2011, and then moved to Houston, TX as a part of the Teach for America-Houston 2011 corps. I taught 8th grade English Language Arts for 2 years before moving back to Kentucky where I took a job out of education. I absolutely loved teaching, but was curious and felt at the time I needed to work in the Political Science field to fulfill my curiosity. After 1.5 years, I really missed working with middle school kids and made my way back to a middle school classroom. I’m no expert when it comes to teaching, but I really enjoy searching for, discussing, and sharing all things education that can not only help me become a better teacher, but can benefit my kids as well.
Also, being young, and on a fixed teacher’s salary (big bucks, y’all! 😉 ), I find myself constantly searching the web and brainstorming ways to make more money so I can reach my financial goals more quickly. Taylor and I want to buy a house soon, and I’m looking to pay off debt (hello, student loans!). This blog will hopefully enable me to help others who are searching for the same thing.
Thanks for visiting! Can’t wait to start sharing with y’all!