In case some of you are meeting me for the first time, I should let you know that even though I am an English teacher, I cannot spell. In fact, I have zero spelling skills. (Thanks, Dad.)

Spelling as a “subject” stops somewhere around 6th grade. We do not teach spelling in high school nor did I ever take a class in college on how to teach spelling to high schoolers. We teach tools like proofreading and looking things up. I tend to do neither when I am posting here, so please, pardon my spelling.

My grammar, however, rocks! So if you have any questions about grammar and usage, let me know. If you need to know how to spell something…look it up!

About Katie

Just a small town girl...wait no. That is a Journey song. Katie Sluiter is a small town girl, but she is far from living in a lonely world. She is a middle school English teacher, writer, mother, and wife. Life has thrown her a fair share of challenges, but her belief is that writing through them makes her stronger.


  1. Like the new look of the site.