Helllllooooo, Hearties! And a very warm welcome to Back to School Week here at hookedheartie.com! This is a big week for us here in the Austin, TX area. As of Thursday, I’ll have a 2nd grader on my hands, and that 2nd grader is starting the year at a new school. She’s only been to half-day school up to this point, so she’s a little nervous, but she’s really excited about getting lunch time and recess.
So in honor of the run on school supplies in every major store, the masses of people making the pilgrimage to classrooms everywhere, and all those commercials pushing products teachers desperately need, we’re celebrating a few people and stories about education. Step one: #MeetYouMonday starring Shannon Rolfe, a teacher. I happen to personally know that she’s a great one too. She taught several kids that I’ve had in Sunday School; plus she’s a great friend of the family. So cheers to her, and take it away, Shannon!
1. Where are you from? If you’re living elsewhere, where are you living now?
*That’s an interesting question. I grew up as an Air Force brat so we lived everywhere! However, I consider my grandparent’s ranch on the Montana/Alberta, Canada border home. Currently, I live in a suburb of Austin, TX.
2. Tell us about your family.
*The only kids I have are my students. This year I’ll have nearly 100! However, I come from a large family. I am the oldest of a blended family of 10 kids—five girls and five boys.
3. What do you do for a living? What are your hobbies? What are you studying/did you study in school?
*I teach middle school English/Language Arts. I spend most of my free time reading Young Adult fiction but I also enjoy painting, singing, drama, and I’m adequate at playing the piano. I am also in a Masters program in Curriculum and Instruction. (She’s much more than adequate, take it from me.)
4. How did you find/discover WCTH?
*I discovered WCTH the summer after season one. I found it on Netflix. When I saw my Canadian prairies and mountains, I was hooked!
5. What is your favorite episode? Season?
*My favorite episode is the proposal episode—it was so romantic! My favorite season is the second.
6. Who is your favorite character? Star of the show?
*My favorite character is Opal—I just love her! My favorite star is Paul Greene—shout out to my Alberta boy!
7. Why are you a Heartie? Why do you love the show?
*I’m a Heartie because I love the wholesome values and the way love and marriage is portrayed in the show. In today’s world, it gives me hope that family values and true love is still celebrated.
8. Anything else you enjoy, or anything you’d like to add?
*I’m just grateful for Hearties around the globe that have created such momentum for WCTH! We are a force for good!
That we are, my friend! Thanks, Shannon! She’s at work even as we speak getting her classroom ready for those eager young minds…cough, cough.
I hope this gets your week off to a roaring start. Take care of yourselves! This is Hooked Heartie, signing off. May your heart let your hope blossom!