My hope with this blog is to share ideas and resources that I use in my classroom, specifically as related to financial education and math. I have been an elementary classroom teacher for the past 14 years. Prior to that I worked directly with portfolio management and received my Chartered Financial Analyst designation. I decided to change careers in my mid-40’s based on the wonderful experiences my own boys had in their elementary careers. I went back to school (Towson University) and received my Masters in the Art of Teaching. I was then very lucky to get a position with Cromwell Valley Elementary School in Baltimore County. My career has been very rewarding, sometimes very challenging, and full of opportunity for personal growth! This is my first attempt at maintaining a blog, so I view this as another opportunity!