Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Meet me and my little learners...

Welcome to our blog!  My name is Ashley and I am a stay-at-home mommy of 2.  What a blessing it is to teach your own children, each and every day!  I love every second of it and that is why I want to share this passion with you.  
First, I'd like for you to meet us...The White Family.  This is my lovely, little family...
Jeremy, my handsome hubby, is in full support of homeschooling our children.  It was actually his idea!  What a honor it is when your other half has full confidence in you to teach your children! 

Nixon will be 1 yr old soon.  He is full of life and keeps us on our toes!  He is a child of curiosity and discovery.  He joins Jax and I  every once in awhile for some of our lessons...especially the messy ones!

Jackson is 3 years old and has to be one of the sweetest and smartest little boys we know!  His Daddy and I are so proud of him and all that he has become in his 3 short years of life!  Jackson blows us away with the things he already comprehends, understands and expresses.  Since he is my ONLY student (I love saying that!), you'll get to know him very well.  Bless his heart, he is my "guinea pig" when it comes to trying out new learning lessons.  But we are learning it all together!
2008 Teacher of the Year Nominee - Reading Coach

Here's alittle background on me...I taught in Hillsborough County for 6 years...3 years as a First Grade Teacher, then 3 years as a Reading Coach. I was nominated 3 times for Teacher of the Year, which I feel is a great accomplishment. Teaching was very adventurous, but I never thought I would learn and love a job as much as I did as a K-5 Reading Coach.  My job was to coach, co-teach, assess and train teachers and students on best practices during their Readers Workshop. I also provided and even co-wrote professional trainings for teachers throughout the district.  My heart and mind was set on becoming a leader in public education.  (I was even accepted into the Masters Program for Educational Leadership at the University of South Florida)
 And then...
The best thing happened to me...Jackson was born!  Boy did my focus and drive completely change.  Over the past 3 years, my perspective on public education has altered as well.  (I wont go into that because I could write pages upon pages)

So here I am... A VERY BLESSED stay-at-home Mommy that has a heart and passion for teaching (and learning).  I hope that I inspire you, as a parent, to become your young child's first teacher!  Making learning FUN and memorable for you and your child is what I hope you gain from reading our blog!

1 comment:

  1. Ashley! I LOVE that you've started this blog! I miss our days of having weekly playgroups and outings back in Tampa, and was sad that Charlie was missing out on so much. I have many mommy friends here, but none with the enthusiasm for teaching like you! You are a great role-model and I'm so glad you are sharing your talents not only with your own family, but with all of us! You rock!

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