Friday, July 17, 2015

About Me

Hey there! I'm Rochelle.  And I teach in beautiful Southern California where the weather is ALWAYS amazing. I am the luckiest gal around-living just minutes from the beach! I will be starting my 15th year of teaching! {Did I just say that?!} I started out teaching 1st grade and enjoyed that for six years. Then I taught 2nd grade for three years, 4th for four years and I just finished my first year in 3rd.  I love that I have taught 1st through 4th. Teaching all of those grades has made me a better teacher because of the people I have worked with and because I now know what comes before my grade and what follows. If you ever get a chance to teach another grade-do it! It's hard for me to respond when people ask me what my favorite grade is because I have loved them all. They all have their rewards and challenges. Can I get an AMEN?!

My little dancer getting ready for her debut.

When I am not busy teaching I am being a mommy to my sweet little two year old daughter. She keeps me busy and just makes life that much more fun. I also like to channel my little Domestic Diva (or think I am) by being crafty, trying new recipes, and engaging in all things Pinterest. My little projects don't always get finished, or turn out right-but I try.

This blog is called the Dance of a Teacher because it's about my dance in this life. It's about me trying to gracefully {or not so gracefully} balance all that God has created me to be. While I am a teacher, mommy, wife, daughter and friend, I am trying to learn what it means to experience His grace in a world full of what looks like perfect people, perfect teachers, perfect mommies and all around perfect lives.  I know he has called me to walk with Him and to be a reflection who He is.  And boy do I get this one wrong a lot! But-the dance is mine to learn. I am continually learning to balance the papers to be graded, phone calls that need to returned, toys that need to be picked up, laundry that needs to be folded, and dishes to be put away. All while remembering that investing in others is what really matters.

So this little blog-it's going to be about all things in my life. I hope you will walk with me as we learn together. This is exciting!  Thanks for stopping by. I hope you come back tomorrow because in honor of my new blog and my BIRTHDAY-I'm having a giveaway! It's a surprise. I think you'll LOVE it!


  1. Love your story!! So excited to follow your journey :) Happy almost birthday!!!

  2. Congrats on your first post! I can't wait to read more about your dance. Happy birthday my sweet bloggy bestie.