About Hey, friend! Thanks for stopping by. My name is Halee and I’m a new teacher trying my best to highlight the real. I love to drink coffee, teach all the things, be creative, and connect on Instagram. I graduated from college in 2017 with a degree in Elementary Education and a Reading endorsement and I’m currently pursuing my Masters in Curriculum and Instruction. I taught 5th graders during my first year (who only remembered how great nacho cheese was during our baseball field trip). Now I hang out with 3rd graders (who write me more notes and draw more pictures). I think I’ll stay here awhile. About a year ago, during my first year of teaching, I started a little Instagram account for my classroom to connect with other educators around the world. In addition to being inspired and encouraged every day, I found friends and mentors, and more support than I ever could’ve imagined. Teaching is tough. Like…really tough. I learned more during my first year of teaching than I did during all four years of school combined. I like to share my story…the good and the bad, and hopefully encourage or inspire even one person along the way. That’s what makes this all worth it. I hope you’ll stick around and grab some coffee, I have a latte to say.