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Hi, I'm Shelly.

I am so glad you are here! I am a former 5th grade teacher who loves creating educational resources to help upper elementary teachers and homeschooling families around the world! 

About Me

I have been married to my best friend and love of my life, Aric, for 29 years. We have raised 4 sons and although I have some gray hair to show for it, I wouldn’t have it any other way. I am Pennsylvania-grown and now a Wyoming girl for life.

My loves include being creative, baking, cookie-decorating, Diet Coke (fountain drinks, of course), colorful Inkjoy pens, fun notebooks and notepads, camping, and spreading kindness wherever I can.

After teaching in the upper elementary grades for over 23 years, I left the classroom to focus on creating and helping teachers around the world with fun and helpful teaching ideas and resources. My work schedule is crazy and mixed up, but I love every, single minute of it!


After graduating from Brigham Young University with a B.S. in Elementary Education, I went on to teach in the upper elementary grades for over 23 years. During that time, I also earned my M.A. in Educational Leadership (P.L.C.) and an E.S.L. Certification. I have a love for learning and believe that teaching should be as hands-on, fun and engaging as possible. I am passionate about helping teachers by providing educational resources that will minimize their stress-load while maximizing the learning in their classrooms. 


Close Reading Unit

Download your FREE History of the Chocolate Chip Cookie Close Reading packet now. Serve with cookies and milk. Your students will love you for life.





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