I've been married for almost twelve years and have three beautiful children, Clare (6), Charlotte (5), and Luke (2). I graduated from the University of Michigan (Go Blue!) with a B.A. in Organizational Studies and started working in human resources for the Handleman Company. After a couple of years I decided that my passion was for teaching and I went back to school to get my teaching certificate. It was one of the best decisions I have ever made! I absolutely love teaching and feel grateful that I get to do it everyday. In 2012 I graduated with my Masters in Library Science from Wayne State University.

Most of my free time is spent playing with my children. We love cooking, singing, dancing, doing art projects, and playing outside. After the kids are in bed I usually work on the computer or read. I love YA literature and have a three-page wish list of books on Amazon. I also enjoy learning new ways to integrate technology into my teaching so I spend a lot of time reading blogs and twitter. If you are interested you can follow me @AmberKGress!