My name is Stacey and I’m not one of those teachers who’s afraid to have my students know my first name. I created this blog because I’m going to be participating in ETMOOC 2012, but who knows? I may keep blogging afterwards. I’ve done it before, but, like morning pages, it’s something that tends to fall by the wayside when there are kids to wrangle, dinners to cook, papers to grade, and cute little Victorian houses (well, thankfully only one) that are falling apart around my ears. I think you get the point.
So, since this is an ETMOOC-y sort of thing, I suppose readers might want to know my credentials:
- I’ve been teaching for several years, but haven’t quite hit the decade mark yet
- Before I was a teacher, I worked in an office furniture company doing AutoCAD, project management, and networking stuff like clearing print cues.
- Also before I was a teacher, I spent two freakishly awesome years at NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program
- I worked as an IT Consultant, mostly using AutoCAD and Visio to draw pictures of server racks… yawn
- Inspired by a subway ad, I became a New York City Teaching Fellow, and got a masters in education from Queens College in NYC
- After Baby #1, we returned “home” and I got a job at a school in an inner ring suburb of Philly, with its weird combination of urban and suburban challenges and awesomeness
- Still teaching–English and Honors English–to 9th and 10th graders