Hi! I'm Melissa.

Ever since I was a little girl, I knew that teaching was my calling. So when I landed my first teaching job in 2007, it was a dream come true. Little did I know that while teaching would be one of the most fulfilling things I’ve ever done, it would also be one of the toughest.

It took me several years- (yes, years) to figure out a way to balance all of my priorities as a teacher. But I finally found a way to make it work. By being more intentional with my planning and using intentional materials and resources, I achieved the results I wanted for my students without sacrificing my sanity.

Now, I’m here to share my experience and help other teachers achieve the same balance.

My mission is to help primary teachers tackle their overwhelming to-do lists so they can spend more time doing what they love. I’m all about organization, easy differentiation, and purposeful instruction. I’ll help you crush your teaching goals and leave school with a clear desk and a clear head so you can actually enjoy your weekends with family and have time for all the things you love. It’s time to work smarter, not harder, friends!

I create classroom resources and share ideas to help primary teachers easily plan and implement instruction that they can be proud of. My materials aim to be engaging, effective, and PRACTICAL for real teachers in real classrooms.

If you want to provide instruction you can feel really good about without having to give up your time and energy, click here to check out the resources available in my Teachers Pay Teachers store

I’ve done all the hard work for you!

My Credentials and Education

  • Master of Arts, Reading Specialization :: Kean University, 2015
  • Bachelor of Arts, Dual Major: Early Childhood Education & Psychology :: Kean University, 2007
  • Certified Reading Specialist, 2015
  • Certified Elementary School Teacher, 2008
  • Certified Teacher of Preschool through Grade 3, 2008