If you haven’t figured it out, I usually blog for Inspired In Style on Sunday nights. Instead of showing you a teacher or decorating tip, I decided to go personal on the blog tonight. I bet some of you wonder what I actually do for Creative Teaching Press! I thought tonight might be a great night to share the Creative Teaching Press inside scoop!
I have a huge job responsibility next week…IRA! IRA stands for International Reading Association. This year, the IRA convention is held in San Antonio, Texas. I attend several teacher and school supply dealer shows with Creative Teaching Press. This means that I have to travel. Coming from a girl that hasn’t been on an airplane in years, this has been the biggest life adjustment so far. I’ve been to places that I have never dreamed that I’d visit. It is so much fun to get away from the typical day-to-day responsibilities, but I do miss my family terribly while I am gone.
Traveling sounds like fun, but we work really, really hard! This is our Outstanding Exhibit Award from Ed Expo in Atlanta…
One of the best parts about traveling and taking this position is the friendships I’ve made. I hang out a lot with the CTP marketing team. I wish you could meet these great people! If you didn’t love Creative Teaching Press enough already, you would love them even more if you knew the people behind all of these great products and company.
Here we are at the LA Children’s Hospital…
So, I travel. I go to shows. I also do presentations for teachers. I try to come up with practical and new ideas for the classroom, basically, ideas that teachers could go and use tomorrow in their classroom without a lot of preparation and money! So, it takes me quite some time to come up with fun ideas and create the presentation.
Here is my Alphabet Caterpillar activity from my NAEYC presentation in November…
I also work with the Creative Teaching Press Sales Team. Have I mentioned that these are some of the BEST people ever?!? Currently, I am working on creating boards for the sales team to showcase all of our new products. Guess how many boards I am making? 200!!! Yep, it’s a lot, I know. So, if a teacher store in your area is having a special day and sales reps are in attendance, PLEASE go! You will get to see my little masterpieces I am working on! 🙂
Here’s one of the boards…
Want to see my garage? My life has been taken over by CTP products! To me, it feels like Christmas. My husband on the other hand, just doesn’t “get it.” He wants his garage back!
You’ve also noticed the beautiful rooms in the Creative Teaching Press catalog, right? Well, I do those too! Nothing is better than getting to play with our awesome products and showing all of you how to use them in your own classroom! Speaking of creating beautiful rooms, I will transform a lucky teacher’s classroom very soon, as well as a teacher store! So, a little more traveling and a little more decorating! Sounds fun, doesn’t it?
Lastly, I blog each Sunday night and post on my Inspired In Style’s Facebook page throughout the week. I love being able to interact with all of you and answer any questions you might have.
So, there you have it. That’s my CTP life in a nutshell. It’s been a fun ride so far!
See you next Sunday!
By Melanie R. of Michigan.Pin It