Teacher Brett

Hello!  My name is Teacher Brett and I am so excited to have you join me on this journey as I teach, parent, and repeat!  Before we begin I want to share with you a little about me and how I got here.

Fifteen years ago I left college and begin teaching Special Education in the typical brick and mortar 

classroom.  After a few years, I realized I loved the students and teaching but hated all of the other stuff 

that came along with the public school system.  I enrolled in law school to pursue a career in educational 

law in the evenings.  After law school I took an administrative position supervising special education 

teachers and programs throughout the district.  As if that wasn't enough responsibility for a twenty-something who barely knew what she was doing, I became a single foster parent and was placed with 

three brothers (then 5, 2, and 7 weeks old).  

I quickly realized that I needed a job that allowed me more flexibility and required less time and travel.  I 

left the school district and started my own law practice, which much to my dismay ended up bringing in 

mostly divorces and bankruptcies. Talk about depressing!  

After the adoption of my boys was finalized, I moved back to my home state to be closer to family and 

begin contemplating how I could support my family, fulfill my dreams of living in the country, and not come home from work burnt out each day.  I knew it needed to be flexible, stress free, and still bring in enough money to support my growing family.   

And that is when I came across a Facebook ad for online ESL teaching.  I began teaching a week later and 

have been doing it ever since.  Over the last three years I have been able to go from this being a part time 

job bringing in some extra cash each month to something that is able to support me and my now 5 

children, 2 dogs, 1 cat, 3 goats, 2 sheep, 2 turkeys, 10 ducks and numerous chickens on our own small farm.I have been able to achieve my goals and dreams all from the comfort of a classroom in the corner of my 

bedroom.  I want you to know that it is possible to reach your goals and I can help you get there!  On this site I will share with you tips for getting hired and teaching English online as well as an inside look at my life as a single mom of 5.  Thanks for joining me on my journey!