Teaching was my first real job. My first career. I grew up with two parents who were both teachers, but I never thought I’d grow up to be one. I have been teaching now for 15 years, all in the same district. I started in kindergarten, then taught 2nd grade for a bunch of years. My principal moved me to 3rd grade a few years ago, and though I really didn’t want to at the time, it was the best thing she ever did for me. After spending 3 years in 3rd, I moved up to 4th. This is my third year there. I like it.