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Hi I'm Tina

I'm a substitute teacher. Kindergarten is my favorite grade to teach! I'm a Mormon

About Me

A little bit about me is I'm discovering I'm developing different types of hobbies as I become older. When I was a teenager I use to enjoy jogging. Not so much now. The one hobby I have enjoyed all my life, if it can be considered a hobby, is dancing! I think I like dancing so much is because my mother put me in dance classes when I was a little girl. I also recall dancing with my father in our living room to Frank Sinatra. It's in the blood! Both my parents love to dance! I've tried and developed new skills since I've been a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The only thing is that they really haven't become hobbies for me like they should be. Such as canning, sewing, and gardening. I'm still learning. I graduated from Brigham Young University in 1983 with a degree in Elementary Education. I have been a substitute teacher for 20+ years. My favorite grade to teach is kindergarten. I love to see how much the students grow and learn, from the beginning of the school year to the end. It's exciting to see when their eyes light up when they grasp a learning concept. I am a mother of 4 wonderful children. Being a parent, I believe, is the hardest job, but it is the most rewarding! I look forward very soon to becoming a grandmother. My friends, that are grandparents, tell me there are no words to describe what it's like to me a grandparent. Overwhelming joy! I have a blessed life!

Why I am a Mormon

My conversion story is one that is not unusual. I was introduced to the church through a young man from high school. I began attending MIA (mutual), or youth night during the weekdays. On the weekends there were dances for the youth. I love to dance! Some of the youth from the church didn't attend the same high school as I did. Even though they didn't know me they extended the hand of fellowship to me and made me feel accepted and welcomed. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has established great programs for the youth. I liked the structure outlined in all of the activities I attended. Things were very organized and there was a feeling of peace. As I developed a sense of comfortableness, I looked forward to associating not only with the youth, but with the adults. I will never forget my first youth women's leaders. They were geninuely interested in everything in my life. They helped me to discover who I truly am....A child of God. I have a Heavenly Father who cares about every single thing that happens in my life. I had a truly awesome baptism! I was baptized on my 18th birthday by the young man who first introduced me to the church. My husband and I have been married for 28 years and have 4 wonderful children. I am truly blessed for having the church in my life!

How I live my faith

I think the best way I try to live my faith is by trying to take each day at a time. My life becomes so busy with the everyday family and exta curricular activities that I become so bogged down, and sometimes become discouraged. Doing what our prophet and church leaders direct me to do is the best formula for a happy life. Reading daily from the scriptures and church publications help keep me uplifted. I'm reminded that I'm constantly loved and watched over. When my children were young I was involved in the school PTA board. It gave me an opportunity to share and develop talents in different PTA meetings and activities. I have had the opportunity to serve in various areas of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. All of the callings I've had have helped me to become a better person. They have strengthened my weak areas in my life. I have developed strong friendships and ties that continue to this day. Having not grown up in the latter-day saint church, I have been given the opportunity to serve and learn as the children and youth do. I've served in the children's organization and learned the tender hearted lessons that a child understands. I've served as a young woman leader, and know the importance of keeping a clean and virtuous life. Realizing I'm a daughter of God. I've served as an early morning seminary teacher (at 6 a.m.!) and learned the great importance of drinking from the living waters everyday! Some of the callings have challenged me to what I think I am not capable of handling. I have come to learn that with faith and after I have done my part, that my Heavenly Father will step in to help me with the rest. I have come to learn that I will continue to spiritually grow because of the service I am able to render to those within my family, community and church. I will forever be in His service!