Hello, I’m Missi.



You started your teaching career so full of optimism and with a mindset to truly make a difference in the lives of kids.

But slowly, the realities of the job crept in…

  • unreasonable demands of standardized testing
  • disrespectful students
  • unsupportive administration
  • disgruntled parents
  • gossipy colleagues
  • shady teammates

And of course, the never-ending to-do list that includes grading papers and all of that other administrative stuff teachers deal with on the daily.


It can get so overwhelming!

Is this really what you signed up for?  

You want to teach kids. That’s your purpose.


There are a million other things vying for your attention.

And those things, no matter how “seemingly” small they appear to outsiders, are major energy-zappers, especially mentally!

You know you’re a good teacher, but on a bad day, you sometimes doubt yourself.

“Am I good enough?”

“Am I strong enough to keep at this?”

Every now and then, you think about quitting teaching for good.

“No way! This is what I love to do – teach kids!”, you say to yourself. 

But you also think (maybe shamefully)…

“How in the hell am I going to make it another 5, 10, or 20 years in this profession considering all the emotional and physical stress I experience year after year?”

And for the record, with all things considered, you realize the financial rewards are nothing to brag about either.

So what do you do? 

You need a game plan!


Yes indeed, I’ve been there!

Fifteen years of life-changing experiences in education (the successes and failures) have taught me a thing or two about making it work.

But I understand…

At times, you feel like a hamster spinning and spinning on that darn wheel.

You’re moving, but are you really going anywhere?

You’re exhausted yet still in the same place.


You don’t have to do what every other teacher is doing in order to stay afloat.

And you don’t have to do it all “by the book” as recommended by the “experts”.

Here’s What I Know…

Teachers need to work smarter, not harder by eliminating the fluff and ignoring all the hoopla!

  • Let go of perfection.


  • Maximize your time, resources, & teaching skills.


  • Strategically grow professionally and personally (and this doesn’t mean attending boring, hours-long workshops, either!).


  • Screw those with whom you feel the need to compete! (You and your students are what matter.)

It’s a recipe for success, and I’m here to help you get there!

Give yourself permission to take off all of that extra weight.

My goal here at Curriculum Chef is to ignite in you an enviable confidence, an “I am absolutely good enough” mindset.

I show you how to implement systems and instructional techniques in your teaching life that help you work smarter, not harder.

This mindset will continuously feed you the energy you need to happily face another teaching day plus kick butt inside/outside of the classroom!

Let’s make this teaching year epic!

Are you ready?


A+ Teaching

I’d like instructional strategies & tools that are effective yet easy to prep and implement.

Let’s maximize your teaching skills with effective strategies and resources so you kick butt in the classroom!

Career & Finances

I want a job I love and to maximize my income without taking on another full-time job.

Discover ways to grow professionally and financially so that you have a ‘da bomb career and bank account!

Teacher Thoughts

I’ve got a lot on my mind and need tips & inspiration for keeping my batteries going in this profession.

You’re not alone; we’ve all been there. Get inspired, and discover how simple it can be to live your best life!

Work Smarter, Not Harder!

Here at Curriculum Chef, we believe teachers owe it to themselves to work smarter, not harder. We help you get there! Learn more about us.

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