about me

Well hey there! 

Welcome to The Happy Chalkboard!  My name is Sammy and I'm a twenty-something 1st and 2nd grade teacher spending my days working on my classroom, going on adventures with the love of my life, documenting the food I make that turned out (and denying all of those cookies I've burned...), and forever forgetting that today's the day I said I'd start running again... whoops.

I started my blog because I wanted a way to document memories and look back and see what I had done in the past and how I'd grown, I wanted to connect with others who love Jesus and develop meaningful relationships with other women of the Lord and other future teachers.

But honestly, I didn't know anything about blogging (and probably still don't...) and didn't know if I'd have the time and energy with an already busy schedule. Eventually I just decided to dive right in and The Happy Chalkboard was born! Over here I spend time trying to string together words that explain how deep my love is for God, my family, my boyfriend Ry, education in general, life in the PNW, and countless other things... like coffee.

 I'm sure I'll make plenty of mistakes, but thank you for taking the time to see what I care about.

I love....

God, because his love surpasses my greatest expectations, espresso (blended white chocolate mochas), teacher-y things (planners are my favorite!), running (which I don't do near as much as I should), and holidays (specifically Christmas)

I am a teacher because...
I decided in the third grade that I wanted to, I want students to love school as much as I do/did, I love learning and helping others learn, I love planning lessons, I love seeing people grow, and it makes me happy.

I'm a typical individual. I have an amazing God, a great support system, and amazing opportunities that I want to document, for myself and for others.

Thank you for stopping by to meet me!

With love, Sammy.

Need to contact me?
The easiest way is to comment on the blog!


  1. So glad you stopped by hot tea and the empty seat! :) love your about me as well! Can't wait to get to know each other through our blogs. Blessings!!

  2. Hi Sammy! I found your blog through Mattie over at Northwest Native. I just knew you must be a PNW blogger too, I could tell! I'm in PDX :) I love having blog friends around this area!

    1. Well hey there! Thanks for checking out my blog, welcome! :)

  3. Hey nice to meet you! Are you on any social accounts? I'd love to follow you via bloglovin'! (I'm not a blogger gal unfortunately)


    1. Hi, nice to meet you too! Yes, I do have bloglovin! My little add deal is in the top right corner of the blog. Thank you for stopping by!