I Heart This So

 Teach  *  Engage  * Empower

About Me

Welcome to I Heart This So! I'm an experienced educator with a passion for helping teachers discover the perfect books to inspire their classrooms. With over 20+ years in education, I've taught grades 2, 3, and 4, and spent over a decade as an instructional literacy coach.

Throughout my career, I've found that using picture books is an effective way to model engaging lessons. The magic of read aloud time has always held a special place in my heart. Witnessing the wonder and excitement it sparks in students inspired me to create I Heart This So.

Over the years, I've amassed a diverse collection of books, carefully chosen based on their ability to captivate students' imaginations. My focus is on books that promote diversity, inclusivity, social-emotional learning (SEL), and serve as valuable mentor texts. I also love those books that are just silly too! 

At I Heart This So, I aim to share my expertise and curated book recommendations to make your teaching journey easier and more fulfilling. Whether you need books for specific occasions, seek diverse perspectives, or want to enhance your lessons with mentor texts, I'm here to inspire you.