I am an artist & teacher with a ❤ for visual expression, educational methodology, homesteading, & Jesus. My geek-love is The Joshua and we have three peanut-butters: Caleb, Jack, & Louritta.

national board



Oh my gosh. I’ve been sick all week because I knew that my National Board Scores were supposed to be posted online today. The weight has lifted, and ladies and gentlemen, I PASSED! I didn’t think I would since only 15% of people pass the first time around. But… BRAG BRAG BRAG! Oh my gosh, Read More

Groundhog Day


Well, I’m forcing myself to write a bit since I’ve been in a hole for far too long. So, I finished the portfolio part of my national board stuff and I just have six tests left. Then, I’m finished assuming I pass everything. Most teachers take two years to finish since less that 10% pass Read More

I’ve Got the Board Blues


Well, I’m at that yucky part. The part where everthing is mostly done and I’m just tying up loose strings. Lots of loose strings everywhere. I’m editing all of my piles of writing, reading through the binder again to make sure I didn’t forget anything, scanning through my matierials, getting people to edit my work… Read More

I Hate Writing


Well, I’m at the point in my National Board thingy where all I have left is a buttload of writing. This is where I get the chance to explain every little decision I make in a good 50+ pages. I hate writing. Okay, I like blogging. I like writing silly poems and even sillier songs. Read More



I’m so looking forward to finishing this National Board stuff. Everything is falling in place just great. A couple more weeks of focus and discipline and I’ll be done with my portfolio. I feel pretty good about it. I’m mostly proud of how I’ve been able to manage my time and stress levels through this. Read More

Board Update


Last night I got a ton done on my national board stuff. I still have about 50 pages left to write and more random stuff to do (copy my ID, map out room layouts, demographic study, organize my artifacts, etc.), but that was a huge step for me. I feel like I’m starting to see Read More



Because I’ve been so busy with stuff lately (mainly a new semester at school and my National Board stuff), people have been all worried about if I’m doing okay. The fact is…I’m doing super! I mean, I have a lot of work to do, but I think that I finally have figured out how to Read More