Meet Me

Teaching has been my passion since I was in the 2nd grade. I've been at it for over 25 years in South Florida. My career has included teaching 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grades with most years in 3rd and 4th. My current position is teaching a self-contained 3rd grade gifted/high achiever class. I love this population of kids. They keep me on my toes and thinking outside the box!

Outside of school you might find me at the beach, reading, crocheting, swimming in my pool, watching movies, playing with my puppies, enjoying all things Disney (especially going there), and just hanging out with my family and friends.

Besides being surrounded by wonderful friends, my family is my biggest support. My son plays water polo and my daughter's passion for dance inspires me. They keep us busy and on the go all week. Both of them work hard in and out of school and maintain high grades. I couldn't be prouder!!

Over 15 years ago, I met my husband at the school we were both teaching in.  We've been working in the same school ever since!

Our house is crazy with lots of talking, laughing, and 9 rescue pups to keep us very busy.

I hope you enjoy your visit to my little piece of cyberspace.


  1. Love your blog name. I'm over on the opposite side of the US on the Monterey Bay so we have lots of sand, too, but the ocean is too cold to swim in, alas. I love your blog design. Did you do it yourself or did you have someone you recommend?

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  4. So amazing to see fellow Florida bloggers! I am originally from South Florida (Gulf Coast) and moved to North Florida for college. I have been here ever since! I love, LOVE, LOVE the layout and design of your blog! I look forward to following you on BlogLovin' ! Hope you have an amazing summer! Get a nice tan, and don't let those afternoon summer storms get the best of you (They have been a bit crazy lately)!

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  5. I feel so much better about our six dogs, we save one, Queen Lilly, from Pit Bull fighting in Texas. She came pregnant with 13 puppies! Who knew?! And 7 years later, we still have her and 5 of her children!
    Good for you and all you do for those wonderful dogs!
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  6. Hi Gina,
    I just happened upon your blog from Holly's at Fourth Grade Flipper. I'm a Florida blogger also. I grew up and first taught in Naples, Fl and now live in Panama City Beach, Fl. It's always nice to find other Florida bloggers!
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  7. Hi Gina! I found you through Sunny Day's Linky! Your blog name caught my eye! Nine dogs!! That is great - if we had more room I would love to have that many! I am one of your newest followers! I have just entered the blogging world myself after many years of! Stop by for a visit!

    Kate :)
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  8. Love seeing another beach teacher! Your blog design is great!


  9. I love the name of your blog! I am jealous that you live in Southern FL!!! That is one of my favorite places!!!!! :) My Hubby is also a teacher, too!!
    Mixing it up in Middle!


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