Monday, July 2, 2012

It's my first post!

Hello all! I'm new to the blogosphere! My name is Stacey Arballo and I am a kindergarten teacher. I have been teaching kindergarten & first grade for 13 years. I have a BA in music, a CA multiple subject clear credential, a CLAD certificate and most recently I received a masters in early childhood education. I LOVE early childhood. It is my passion.

 In my first years of teaching I taught kinder because that's where I was placed. After a couple of years I didn't want to move because I wanted to really hone my skills at that grade level. Then I applied for and got a Fulbright teacher exchange to London, England. Being able to learn how they taught really opened my eyes and induced my passion for early childhood. I saw that teaching wasn't just rote, reading a script out of a manual. It was fun! It was fun before but in London I really saw just how much more it could be. I didn't want to leave, I wanted to stay. BUT having maxed out my credit cards, I had to come home!

 As an educator I am always in search of ways to professionally develop myself. So I decided I could do that in 2 ways. One is to become nationally board certified. That process will begin in just a couple of weeks! The other way I decided to "PD" myself was to become a blogger! I see so many great teacher bloggers out there and I know I have something to share too! So here I am!

 At home I am happily married to a wonderful man who works hard to make our home pretty. We bought a foreclosure so there was quite a long list of things to do! We have whittled down a list of over 50 projects to just over 10 projects in the 2 and half years we've lived here. Wait, I should say HE has whittled that list down! lol When we moved in we learned we were expecting our first child! Our son is now 2 years old and I took care of him while my husband worked away. I'd join him occasionally but my lack of ability to stay focused on the job (because I was too busy breaking for baby) meant that I got fired. lol

 That's me a tiny nutshell! I look forward to posting more and getting to know my future readers!


  1. Hi Stacey, it was nice to meet you at the Blogger meet-up in Vegas! I was sitting at the table in front of you. I found your blog and I am a follower. I noticed in your profile that we are 'neighbors' - I live in Santa Ana!

    Coloring Outside The Lines

  2. Oh Stacey, I miss you so much and I am so impressed with all you are doing! love and hugs, Treena

  3. @Kathy you are in Santa Ana?! Holy cow we are definitely getting together!

    @ Treena - thanks! I'm hoping to plan a trip up there this fall. I'll give you a heads up!