About Me

Hey y'all! I'm Briana Beverly and I am...you guessed it!...a second grade teacher!

I was born and raised in sunshiny, (and also rainy), Orlando, FL. After graduating in 2012 from the University of Central Florida with a Psychology degree, I began searching for an elementary school job, but nothing panned out. So, I continued working as a Pre-K assistant in Orlando, FL. One October morning, I got a call out of the blue for an interview for a teaching job I hadn't even applied for. Well, that's how it all started! I jumped into teaching second grade, having not majored in Education, not having a single classroom item to my name, and starting about 8 weeks into school. Phew! I fell in LOVE with my second graders, and my childhood dream of being a teacher came true!!
 
In the summer of 2013, my husband and I moved from Orlando to Fort Myers, FL for him to attend the Physician Assistant program at Nova. I taught second grade for two years there, and we soaked up a lot of sun at the beach on our weekends.

Well, a few months before his graduation, we up and moved our tiny family to Nashville, Tennessee...and for no better reason than...we just wanted to! We took a big risk (I think my family was SERIOUSLY biting their tongues), and moved up here without a job or a friend to our names. We quickly found jobs, and I lucked out and was able to teach sweet second graders again. We absolutely LOVE living in Nashville - there is always something to do, and the country concerts and delicious food keep us more than busy on the weekends.

Now, how about a few pictures?!

 My handsome and amazing husband of 4 years is a Physician Assistant at an Orthopedic clinic and hospital. We met at UCF through one of my roommates and the rest is history! He's handsome, funny, super smart, fun, and thoughtful. I think I'll keep him! ;)
This is the other handsome guy in my life...our sweet Border Collie pup, Bowden! (Did I forget to tell you that my husband is a die-hard FSU fan?!) He's three years old, and he is just the cutest, sweetest, and funniest pup!! We spoil him like he's our child.
And lastly, a few of my favorite things: spending time with family and friends, football games (Go Lions!), country concerts, traveling, and the beach!
I also love chocolate, trivia nights, teacher talk, my kindle, Parenthood (the show!), any and all movies, shopping, the color pink, and weekend getaways.
From Orlando, to Fort Myers, to Nashville - I have been blessed to teach at several schools in several cities. This year, I have taken the opportunity to take the year off from classroom teaching and focus on creating curriculum and resources. I am so excited about this new adventure, and would love for you to follow along with me. :)

Please reach and out and stay connected -- I love making new teacher friends!

2 comments :

  1. Hi Briana,
    I love your blog! It is so cute!

    I have nominated you for the Liebster Award. It is an award for blogs with less than 200 followers who have great content and great potential. Click on the link below for more details:

    http://secondgradesweetiepies.blogspot.com/2014/10/liebster-award-nomination.html

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  2. Okay, a few things:

    I also graduated with a Psych degree in 2012, but I did get my Master's in Education (you can't major in Edu at UTK). I got hired for a (1st grade) job in October (okay, the end of September, but had to sub until Oct.) for a job I didn't apply for also!!! It was crazy coming in after school had already started! I am obsessed with Parenthood (and chocolate), so sad it's over! :( I am a new wife and new puppy mom!

    Loved coming across your blog! :)

    Fervent First Grade Frenzy

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