We must not cease from exploration. And the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time. - T.S. Eliot


Monday, June 20, 2011


The excitement of moving to China completely overwhelms me with elation; however, I will admit the excitement of getting back into the classroom excites me nearly as much! While I am passionate about travel, I also love teaching!
I love to TEACH. My job has pulled me away from the classroom for the previous 2 years, but I have longed to return. I don’t deny that the last 2 years have provided me with tremendous growth and knowledge. I would replicate my decision to leave the classroom without hesitation. It was basically an opportunity to receive 2 full years of professional development without a school loan attached. (We don’t discuss school loans in our household!!!)
Some say teaching is an art. You only realize the art of teaching when you truly observe it. Good teachers carefully weave their lessons together, including the intricate details, in a manner that only a meticulous artist could possibly achieve. Others just color!
Teaching is a beautiful art! I enjoy my life most when I am a teacher. It doesn’t matter the age of my students, I love to teach!


  1. In my former life as an IT consultant, I learned that I love to teach as well. I hadn't realized it before because I do not really do well children. But teaching adult professionals is something I really enjoy. When I "got back to the real world," I hope I can figure out a way to do some form of teaching as my primary career.

    How great that in addition to the excitement of living in a foreign country, you will also get to go back to a profession you love.

  2. Well said, my friend!!

  3. Jamie, Can you contact me? My name is Sandy and I attended an inservice you presented at Fisher back in February. I have a question about one of the webpages you demonstrated. I sent an email to your SCS account, but I dont know if you are still checking it. Thank you VERY much!!!

    Sandy Milton sandy.milton@sumnerschools.org

  4. Jaime- I am so happy for you and your family! What a great decision..obviously i back you 100%! lol I also love that you are having your daughter blog as well. It is a wonderful outlet...for all of us. Can't wait to read more!