Since March of 2014, the WNY TpT Team has been gathering at local libraries, coffee shops, restaurants, and homes to share tips and strategies, ask questions, get inspired, talk shop with other teacherpreneurs, and work together to grow our friendships and our businesses. Some meet-ups are very informal — a bunch of friends getting together to drink wine and gab! — while others are more structured and follow an agenda. Whatever the meet-ups look like, we all walk away energized, inspired, motivated, and looking forward to our next gathering!
Once a year, a few of us plan a larger TpT Meet-Up for anyone who wants to join us for a day of learning, laughing, connecting, collaborating, and growing as curriculum designers and business owners. Although we call it a “regional” meet-up, all are welcome, and TpTers from across the U.S. and Canada join us. In addition to all the northeastern states, TpTers flock here from CA, AZ, TX, FL, AL, SC, NC, TN, IL, OH, and more states!
|Sherri, Event Coordinator |
With 23 years of experience teaching 6th-8th grades, Sherri is a Curriculum Designer for Middle School English Language Arts who loves creating growth mindset resources, classroom management resources, and rigorous, FUN, print-‘n-go resources for busy ELA teachers! When she finds a bit of extra time in her schedule, Sherri enjoys reading YA novels, attending theatre productions, weekend road trips, and dabbling in art-journaling. Connect with Sherri on her blog, Literary Sherri, Pinterest, or Instagram. Sherri’s curriculum: Literary Sherri
Selma is a curriculum writer from Rochester, NY, who has worked in the field of education since 2003. Selma has provided tutoring, enrichment, and support for students at a private learning center, worked as a Curriculum Advisor, and has provided students with after-school enrichment curriculum and activities. She is Montessori-certified, Google Certified, Flipped Learning Certified, and Adobe Certified. Selma loves talking all things education, business, and Downton Abbey!
Find Selma’s curriculum for K-3 teachers here: The Blue Brain Teacher
|Kelly and Stephanie|
Kelly and Stephanie work together to create curriculum that is student-based, student-tested, and SUCCESSFUL! With a literacy specialist degree and a passion for raising the bar for her students, Kelly has been a special education teacher for 13 years. She is also a mommy to two little boys and loves to travel to the beach whenever possible.
Kelly’s teacher bestie, Stephanie was a special education teacher for 7 years and is now a principal at an early childhood school. A fur mama and certified coffee addict, Stephanie loves to travel, especially to locales where she can soak up loads of Vitamin D.
Together, Kelly and Stephanie create interactive pocketbook units integrating science and social studies topics with ELA for grades 1-4. Connect with them on their Double Dose of Learning blog and find their curriculum here: Double Dose of Learning
Donna taught 3rd and 4th grade for a few years, and loved every moment of interacting with students. She’s committed to helping teachers and teacher-authors by providing them with original photographs that enrich curriculum, help students build background knowledge, and facilitate a better understanding of reading passages and academic content.
In her free time, Donna loves to garden, read, hike, and (of course!) take photos. Donna’s photos: Worth a Thousand Words
Dan Mault has been a third and fourth grade teacher and technology integration specialist in Western New York for the past 12 years. He also recently published his very first children’s book, The Cost of Gold: A True Fairytale, with the help of his partner, Kevin.
Dan is passionate about helping students succeed and creates materials that help to differentiate learning, while integrating engaging technology.
Connect with Dan through his blog, Mr. Mault’s Marketplace or Facebook. Dan’s curriculum resources: Mr. Mault’s Marketplace