Monday, August 18, 2014

Who Am I?

It's 5:30 am on a Monday and I'm sitting here getting a blog post together today because I know that I'll forget it if I don't.  Blog Hoppin' is hosting Teacher's Week this week.  This week is my favorite because I get to learn so much about my blog friends.  Isn't it amazing the community that has been created with so many people we haven't met face to face?! I love it!

I feel like most of you already know many of the things I would normally share, so I had to dig a little deeper here. For those of you who are fairly new...

My name is Shasta Looper and this year I am teaching 5th grade in South Carolina. This is my 15th year of teaching.  Whew!  It seems like it was just yesterday that I entered into a portable building at Puget Sound Christian School with a group of 19 2nd/3rd graders.  Those babies graduated a few years back.  If I only knew then what I know now....

A couple of years back I had the privilege to play host to Ron Clark for a day when he came to my district.  It was an amazing time and I feel so lucky for having one on one time with him.  I've followed him for years - before he started the Ron Clark Academy and just as he was winning Disney Teacher of the Year.  This will always be one of my favorite teacher memories.

I've been married to my husband, Cheney, for a little over 16 years.  We met in Alaska in 1996 and wrote letters for about 9 months.  We had one date and were engaged the next day.  So, we are a testament to the long distance relationship.  We have not been blessed with biological children, but have one little furry child, Taku, our Russell Terrier.

Here are a few fun facts about me...

Make sure you visit Blog Hoppin' to meet everyone else!  Have a great Monday!


  1. I hate cooking too! I've learned to tolerate it.

  2. Hi Shasta! You are the second blogger I have met lately that found a husband long distance! My hubs hit me in the face with a volleyball and that's how we met! Teacher uniforms are not appealing to me- unless they are in the form of surgical scrubs. That would be comfy!
    Teachers Are Terrific!

  3. I love your "10 Things About Me!" My eyes change too....I always thought I was alone there, lol! I also HATE cooking. Why make a mess when you can have someone do it for you! I'm your newest follower :)


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