Hello, my name is Aj Ironside. I have my bachelors degree in Elementary Education, and I am currently in the process of obtaining my teaching license. I firmly believe that literacy is the key to understanding the world, and I am passionate about creating a curiosity to read in the students I interact with. Everyone has a favorite story, and I aim to assist students in finding theirs. If I had to sum up my teaching philosophy at this time, I would say The goal of education is to preserve and amplify students curiosity and desire to experiment. I am a gardener, camper, fisher, bee keeper, and chicken wrangler right now. My husband often teases me for wanting "All the animals and all the plants!" I do, but right now all I've got at my house is a rooster, six hens, and a bee hive. Someday I am going to have a farm with sheep, goats, dogs, and cats. I create yarn (I take it right from the sheep, process it, and spin it into yarn!) and crochet.I am looking forward to sharing my crafts with your students and learning what they can share with me!