Meet Elise

 My name is Elise and I am a mom, wife, and high school history educator. My husband Brandon, daughter Olivia, dog Gracie, and I live in Chicago. I have been a wife and teacher for six years and became a mom in January 2018.

All of these roles are core parts of my identity, and I am here to share my endeavors to thrive as a mom, wife, and teacher while still maintaining a strong individual identity.  This balance can sometimes be difficult to find, but it is through the journey where I find value and  where most of my growth occurs. Come follow along with me and learn how to navigate the world of education and how to be the best possible version of yourself for your family, students, and community. I will share my family life, classroom and curriculum, and personal growth in order to help you be the best mom and teacher and to create a work/life balance like never before!