About Me


Teaching is more than just a job- it’s also a hobby for a lot of people. While it’s awesome to feel completely invested in what you do, it comes with a cost. When you give 110% to teaching, there isn’t anything left for family, friends, or even yourself. 

It doesn’t need to be that way for you or for anyone. I want to help educators ENJOY teaching without sacrificing every last bit of their time, energy, and sanity. I learned how to do this the hard way- through experience! 

I’m Melissa Glenn and I’ve been teaching first grade for over ten years now. Teaching was something I've wanted to do with my life since I was a little girl. So landing my first teaching job was one of the happiest moments of my life. At the time, I didn't realize that while teaching would be one of the most fulfilling things I've ever done, it would also be one of the hardest. To say my first year was rough would be an understatement. I got to work early and left late every day. After dinner I would continue working- on the weekends it was more of the same. While I loved teaching, I didn't love that in order for me to feel successful I had to let it take over my ENTIRE life. 

It took me several years- yes, years to figure out a way to balance all of my priorities. Ten years in, I'm finally there! I still LOVE teaching, I feel more effective than ever before- and I am not letting it consume my every waking moment. Being more intentional in my planning and using focused materials and resources that targeted the goals I had for my students provided me with the results I craved without the sacrifice of trying to "do it all". 

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 are interested in providing instruction you can feel 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! 

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