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Remember Grace

As I began writing this blog post, I am reminded of Grace. If there is anything I need right now it is that!  

As an educator (especially this year), things are more overwhelming than ever. I was on a virtual team meeting call with my school district to review our plans for the beginning of the school year. By the time it ended, almost an hour and a half later, I was crying. What did I get myself into? What is my next step? What will the parents think? What if I can’t do this? 

As parents/guardians/educators or whatever role you are playing in a child’s life right now, you may feel the same way as me. OVERWHELMED. The questions are piling up and anxiety could send you on a trip to the ER if you aren’t careful. 

What I am asking of you, is that you give yourself Grace. This means giving yourself time, patience, and room for mistakes. It means allowing yourself to be imperfect, to cry if you need to, and to take time for yourself.  Take one minute and breathe. You can do this.

We are all only human after all. And as the saying goes, “We are all in this together”.

Developer Lauren McNeely


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Credit: on 09/16/2020

By Lauren McNeeley

Hi Everyone! I am so excited that you found our page! My name is Lauren McNeely and I am a recent Post Baccalaureate and Masters graduate in Early Childhood Education. My first degree is in business where I spent 8 years in the Finance industry. Numbers and money are still my things; however, I am excited to share this knowledge with young kiddos and get them excited to learn about life! I am a new teacher to the field and feel I have found my true calling. I have worked with several incredible individuals on projects intertwining social-emotional learning, culturally relevant pedagogy, and STEM inside the classroom.

Outside of the classroom, I enjoy spending time with my husband, our two chocolate labs Whiskey, and Hunter and our cat, Tobi. We have a little one on the way which makes me even more excited about this endeavor. Helping YOU and YOUR children! Thank you for stopping by and we look forward to having you alongside us.

- BSA Business Management, West Virginia University
- M.Ed. Early Childhood and Elementary Education, Millersville University

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