Mr. Elementary is actually a husband and wife team brought to you by Jace and Amy Widmer. We’re two elementary teachers from the Pacific Northwest who love Jesus, family, teaching and travel.
After receiving a degree in elementary education I jumped right into the classroom where I’ve taught 4th and 5th grade for the last 9 years. Finding ways to help my ELL students understand content became a passion of mine that you’ll see come out in many of our resources. In 2013 I took a break as a classroom teacher to pursue my passion for creating educational resources. After a 2 year break from the classroom I was ready to go back and I’m currently working as an EL teacher. Outside of work my hobbies evolve around all things water including: surfing, SUPing, fishing and swimming.
I also earned a degree in elementary education and spent my first year as a Kindergarten teacher. After that, I spent the next 9 years teaching 2nd and 5th grade starting in the regular classroom and eventually transitioning to a bilingual English/Spanish classroom. I had a very difficult time finding teaching materials in Spanish and ended up translating many resources myself. After the birth of our son I decided to be a “work-at-home mom,” partnering with Jace to create teaching materials and translate the ones we’d made into Spanish. Activities I love include hiking, Zumba, and travel.