Welcome to Castles and Crayons! 
My name is Kelli and I am a Kindergarten teacher in the Peach State! 

I live in Atlanta, Georgia with my husband, Jeff. We love life in the south! Shopping is my FAVORITE! I am obsessed with decorating our house, celebrating holidays, cooking, baking, organizing, reading, crafting, and traveling! 

I grew up in Atlanta, Georgia with my wonderful parents and little sister! I love everything about Atlanta and married Jeff on Peachtree Street in 2005. We lived in Atlanta for three years before moving to Birmingham, Alabama for seven years! Birmingham is a hidden Southern gem - some of the BEST restaurants, shopping, and almost no traffic! Definitely worth a weekend trip! 

Primary grades are my passion - my ten years of teaching have been spent in Kindergarten and First Grade. 

Click {here} for a tour of my first grade classroom in 
Birmingham, Alabama!

The 2015 - 2016 school year will be my eleventh year of teaching!

{My Teaching Career}
2005 - 2006: Kindergarten in Atlanta, Georgia
2006 - 2008: First grade in Atlanta, Georgia
2008 - 2010: Kindergarten in Birmingham, Alabama
2010 - 2014: First grade in Birmingham, Alabama
2014 - now: Kindergarten in Atlanta, Georgia

I MIGHT die if I ever stepped foot in a fourth or fifth grade classroom...bless you all! :)

I have my Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education, my Master's degree in Early Childhood Education, my Specialist degree in Instruction, and my gifted endorsement. I was so very blessed to represent the fabulous teachers at my school in Birmingham as Teacher of the Year in 2012. 

A Few of My Favorite Things:
Candy ~ Mike and Ike's and Milk Duds
Children's Book Author ~ Dr. Seuss
College Football Team ~ South Carolina Gamecocks
Colors ~ pink and lime green
Drink ~ Diet Sunkist
Family {my mom, dad, sis, and hubs!} and Friends!
Flower ~ hydrangeas 
Food ~ cupcakes
Holiday ~ Christmas
Movie ~ Sweet Home Alabama
School Supplies ~ laminator and Silhouette Cameo
Season ~ Fall
Snack ~ Honey Nut Chex Mix
Tech Tools ~ iPad and Promethean Board
TV Shows ~ The Bachelor, The Bachelorette, Grey's Anatomy
Vacation Spot ~ Positano, Italy {Heaven on Earth!}

Thank you so much for stopping by Castles and Crayons! :)
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