Thanks for the tag, @exploringfifth! I always love watching your stories. Here's 10 facts about me!
1️⃣ Most people struggle to pronounce my last name. It's VanDAME, but my students giggle when my name is called through the intercom as VanDAM. I also answer to Miss V, since that's just easier.
2️⃣ I was born & raised in Pennsylvania.
3️⃣ After graduating from college in South Carolina I moved back to Pennsylvania.
4️⃣ I spent months working towards obtaining my Pennsylvania teaching license & eventually received it, but now I teach in SC. (Wild, I know).
5️⃣ I have two younger brothers, but most people think they're older than me based upon appearance 🙈
6️⃣ I only began reading the Harry Potter Series this past summer & I finally understand why everyone is obsessed, because now I'm just as obsessed!
7️⃣ Coffee is my favorite beverage & on average I drink 3 cups a day. ☕️
8️⃣ I'm a Christian & my relationship with Christ is the only thing that has gotten me to where I am now. Like, for real. Teaching year one is kicking my butt, but Jesus keeps holding me up & keeping me going.
9️⃣ I spend way too much time surfing through my "teacher gram" because I love getting ideas & learning from other teachers. My personal life is posted on @raelynne1793. 🔟 My professors in college always told me not to quit after one year of teaching because it DOES get better & I remember their words on the DAILY. Teaching is the furthest thing from easy, but it's so, so worth it. 🍎