About Me

Dorothy, Toto, an Enchanted Yellow Brick Road Butterfly, and everyone’s favorite Oz Dragon.

My name is Shelisa (“Sha-Leesa”), and I answer to anything close. I have a Master’s in Education and a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education with a Minor in Early Childhood. I was an Air Force Wife for my first years of teaching which gave me a wonderful walk through the grades in several states and England. I have taught Pre-K, 2nd, 4th, 6th, and coached 6th-7th grade volleyball and basketball.  I’ve been a kindergarten aide, substitute, nanny, and served in Children’s Ministry.

Then I became a baby factory. We had our 3 children in 3 years (on purpose) and I was blessed to stay at home with them through their early elementary years and start my “home learning” adventures. When my youngest started kindergarten, I happily went back to teaching in the public classroom while never closing the doors on my classroom at home. I love to tell my kids we’re all teachers and learners in our house…and am reminded daily that I have a lot to learn!

When I’m not reliving my childhood through my children, I adore spending time with my high school sweetheart of 22 years and husband of 17 years. I love being with friends/family, traveling, church, learning, reading, writing, cooking/baking, taking pictures, watching and pretending to play sports, volunteering, daydreaming, and a healthy dose of TV, movies, and theater.

I’m cheesy by nature.  My house is often messy. Busy…messy busy.  I’m a great starter, not a good finisher…ex: my kids’ scrapbooks…and this blog. Here’s to laughing and learning through life. The highs, the lows, and all those marvelous imperfect in betweens.

Thank God for a sense of humor!