hi, I’m Ashley!

I’m a former third and fourth grade teacher passionate about helping you be the best teacher you can be by providing resources to get your students excited to be at school while saving you time and taking care of yourself in the process.

You’re in the right place if you want:

  • Ideas and resources to up student engagement in your classroom
  • Tips and tools to be a more effective elementary math teacher
  • To feel equipped to integrate social-emotional learning in your routines
  • To learn how to use technology to streamline your classroom and meet student needs
  • Resources on how to practice self-care to help teaching be more sustainable

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About Me

I hold a M.S.Ed. in Elementary Curriculum and Instruction and have conducted postgraduate research in the areas of math instruction, educational technology, and social-emotional learning. I taught fourth grade for five years in a rural unit school district followed by third grade for two years in a more urban school district.

I’ve presented at local, state, and virtual conferences on topics such as boosting student engagement while still meeting standards, maximizing math instruction through a rotational approach, and differentiating instruction using technology.

I started selling on Teachers Pay Teachers in the summer of 2017 as a way to maybe earn some extra coffee money, and it’s evolved into more than I could’ve ever dreamed of. Tens of thousands of teachers around the world now use my resources in their classrooms.

When I’m not focused on this corner of the internet, I may be working my full-time job as a community and courses manager. I am happily engaged to the love of my life, Zeb, where we spend our days in rural Illinois with our furry son, Dutch. In my spare time, I love cooking up new recipes, reading psychological thrillers, riding my knock-off Peloton, being my own barista, and researching my family’s history.