About Mrs. Callif
I am the oldest of four children (two are step), so I never got away with much! I grew up and went to school in Dublin, Ohio. I played soccer when I was younger, and lacrosse in high school for three years. I went to Ohio Dominican University and received my bachelor's degree in Middle Childhood Education (4-9) in Science and Language Arts. I have a Reading Endorsement (k-12) and the Generalist Endorsement (4-6). I received my Master's degree from Marygrove College in 2007.
I have been teaching at Olentangy Shanahan Middle School for six years. I have taught everything from Social Studies, to Language Arts, to Science. Science is my favorite subject to teach because I enjoy hands-on labs and activities. I love teaching middle school because no day is ever the same. I love the age of my students because they and old enough to start to get my "silly" (sometimes not so funny) jokes.
I got married on a cruise ship in 2009 and went to Hawaii for 10 days. We spent five days in Kauai and five days in Maui. In Kauai, we took a hilocopter ride to see the Napali Coast. It was absolutely gorgeous. In Maui, we woke up at 2:00 am and traveled up a volcano to watch the sun rise. Then, we rode bikes all the way down the volcano to this cute town of Paia.
I now have a daughter named Quinn. She was born in April 2010. She has such a cute personality. She never cries unless she is hungry or tired. She loves her baths and to swim in the pool. Our dog, Smokey, has grown to like her a little more than at first. He now lays next to her when she is having her tummy time.