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Mrs. Blanco

Originally from Jacksonville, Florida, I moved to Tallahassee in June of 2008. My husband, Danny, and I were married on October 10, 2009. We are the proud parents of our beautiful daughter, Addison, who is starting second grade here at KLES, and our one year old son, Alexander. We also have a dog named Lucas, a maltese/yorkie mix. 

I graduated from the University of North Florida in 2006 with a Bachelor’s degree in K-6 Elementary Education, as well as an ESOL Endorsement. In the fall of 2011, I earned a Master’s in Elementary Education with a specialization in Integrating Technology into Classroom Instruction. Last year, I was able to add Reading Endorsement to my certificate, as well! My first teaching experience was in Clay County. For two years, I taught 6th and 3rd grade respectively. Since moving to Leon County in 2008, I have taught Kindergarten, 3rd grade, and this year marks my eighth year in 2nd grade, by far my favorite grade! 

In my spare time I love to read and try out new recipes in the kitchen. My husband and I also love to travel, especially on cruises. We've been all over the Caribbean and several countries in Europe. I hope our next big trip will be to the Greek Isles!

Learning is an adventure and I look forward to an exciting year in second grade learning right alongside my students. 

Favorites

Food: Sushi and tacos

Drink: Coffee with extra heavy whipping cream; Flavored seltzer waters

Sweet Treat: Dark chocolate covered almonds or cashews, Andes mints, candied pecans

Store: Target & Amazon

Restaurant: Dao, Ted's, El Jalisco's, Chick-fil-a

Books/Authors: (For Kids) Anything by J.K. Rawling, Robert Munsch, Mark Teague, Kate DiCamillo, Beverly Cleary, Roald Dahl, and Mary Pope Osborne; (For Adults) Where the Crawdads Sing, Liane Moriarty, Robert Galbraith (AKA J.K. Rawling), Tuesdays with Morrie, Stephenie Meyer (guilty pleasure!)

Movie: A League of Their Own, The Notebook, Ever After, 50 First Dates, Harry Potter Movies, Hidden Figures, Hamilton (Broadway performance)

Color: Purple and Green

Travel Destinations: Italy, Colorado, and anywhere Royal Caribbean cruise lines will take me!

Hobbies: Snuggles with our kiddos, reading, cooking, exercise, and traveling

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