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I've been teaching since 2004 and began my career with fifth grade students in Ionia, MI. For the better part of my time in the classroom I taught middle school English and focused on just seventh grade for the past few years. Very recently, I have transitioned back into the elementary classroom and I am now teaching third grade in the same building my children attend! My husband, Garth is also in education and we enjoy camping and traveling with our children Calder and Seneca.

I am grateful for the professional development and friendships I've experienced through the Lake Michigan Writing Project, an organization I first encountered in 2005.



In my experience conversation flows freely when paired with food.  While I wish I could offer my webinar guests an actual snack, the company and conversation that is bound to occur will be rich and rewarding, I'm sure!  

on Oct 11, 2016
by Amanda Cornwell