About Us

Hi, I'm Matt.  I'm a, coffee drinkin', book readin', lake lovin', & big dreamin' upper elementary school teacher who likes to share time saving tips for busy teachers.  Here you will find free ideas, inspiration, advice and resources for teachers and homeschool families to help manage time, stay organized, and integrate curriculum. 

I have been married to my beautiful wife, Tara, for 11 years! She homeschools our four energetic children and is my partner in our Tied 2 Teaching adventure.  As an active member of the homeschool community, Tara brings unique experience and insight into the the ideas we share and the products we create.

After experiencing  the many time constraints and things that tie teachers down during my first 8 years of teaching, I wanted to find a way to help teachers stay tied to their first love: teaching! Teaching both elementary and middle school in both urban and suburban settings has taught me a few important lessons. The first is that students everywhere, regardless of geographic location, socioeconomic status, home environment, or school, can achieve at the highest academic levels if given proper motivation. Secondly, teachers everywhere, regardless of state, school, or school administration, experience the same stresses and anxieties when it comes to the litany of ever-increasing tasks and expectations that tie up their time and absorb their energy.

It is out of these lessons that I started
my Teachers Pay Teachers store in October, 2014. I wanted an opportunity to share resources and ideas with hard working, dedicated educators everywhere. I try hard to create resources that teachers need bout don't have the time to create themselves or resources that tie together the curriculum in such a way as to save teachers time by allowing them to address multiple standards across the content area.

Teachers Pay Teachers has given me the opportunity to continue learning how to best impact the lives of students around the world.  I am so thankful to be a part of this professional learning community and for the opportunity to help empower educators to continue making a difference and remain Tied 2 Teaching.

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