My name is Sarah Helm and I am just beginning my 7th year of teaching (Fall 2013).
I have taught 1st and 2nd grade, but my heart belongs in 2nd. I am just amazed at the eagerness, independence, and smarts of my 2nd graders every year! I feel very lucky to be where I am in my life right now.
Anything exciting going on in life right now?
I recently got married and am loving married life! Everyone asks me, "How's married life?!" and I always respond "Not much has changed :) But that's a good thing, right?!" I am thankful to have found my one and only match. I am extremely thankful for him every single day.
Who are the members of your family?
We have a Great Dane, Malone, and two kitties, Porter and Gus.
What's coming up this school year for you?
The 2013-2014 school year is shaping up to be a busy one! I am beginning my National Boards and although I am nervous, I am very excited, too. I love professional challenges and I am lucky to not only have an amazingly supportive husband who will undoubtedly push me along when I am feeling overwhelmed, but I also have extremely supportive teammates are my school.
How do you challenge yourself?
I have been challenging myself professionally with this blog and my TPT store. It is so fun to learn from other amazing teachers out there, I find myself getting lost in blog land often, not knowing how I ended up on someone's blog! But I love it!! I couldn't possibly be the teacher I am today, or strive to be the teacher I want to be, without this blogging world. What a difference it has made! And TPT is a whole other world that I have loved being a part of. The creativity teachers have is amazing to me, I want to be them, but mostly I want to work along side them! I love the challenge they unknowingly provide me. TPT is a life changer.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
That is so hard to say. I know I will forever be in education. I love teaching and have recently been teaching teachers how to use technology in their classrooms and I am loving that, too! One thing I do know for sure though, I hope to be a mom within 10 years... sooner would be better :)