"Teaching should be such that what is offered is perceived as a valuable gift and not as a hard duty." 

-- Albert Einstein


"Good teachers do not just happen, they are the product of the highest personal motivation."

      --Dwight D. Eisenhower

Hi and welcome to my web site!  I'm currently retired and am creating engaging, fun teaching materials.   I say that creating is my hobby!   Kevin Carroll, an inspiring friend, once said to find your passion and chase it for a lifetime, so that's what I'm doing!


I started this website in the year 2000 to help my fourth grade students and their families. I also began storing my favorite teaching sites in my online file cabinet.  You can find it in the Teacher Zone.


I hope you find my website useful for your students and you, too!  Your students will be reviewing important concepts and skills using the links provided and you can find teaching ideas and materials I'm sharing to help make your job easier.   


You can follow my blog, and check out my Pinterest boards, Facebook, and Instagram!  Enjoy!    ~Heather






A little bit more about me:



Oregon State University:  Bachelor of Arts, Elementary Education, a minor in Language Arts, and a Reading Endorsement

Lewis & Clark College:  Master of Arts in Teaching

George Fox College:  Math Endorsement


Oregon Teaching Experience: 


Central Linn School District:  1st Grade 


Gresham Grade School District:  5th grade, 4/5 blend, 5/6 blend, grades 7 & 8 Algebra, PreAlgebra, General & Basic Math, Journalism


East Multnomah County Consortium:  Summer STEP computer teacher for at-risk high school students


Redmond School District:  4/5 blend, 5/6 blend, 4th grade, Academic Achievement Specialist


Honors, Awards and Recognition:


Disney Teacher Award Honoree


OnPoint Credit Union Excellence in Education Award


Microsoft Worldwide Innovative Teachers Award


Redmond Wal-Mart 2003 Teacher of the Year Award


JASON XV "Rainforests at the Crossroads" Panama Teacher Argonaut


Mount Vernon Teacher Institute, Oregon Recipient


One-on-One Conversations with America's most Inspiring Teachers:  Conversations on the Art of Teaching, Volume 1.


Book Blog Spot


My Favorite Quotes:


"It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge." --Albert Einstein


"I am still determined to be cheerful and happy, in whatever situation I may be;  for I have also learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances."  --Martha Washington