About Tenspire

Tenspire came together rather quickly, but not without much thought and consideration. Katie and Kelli Lee both dreamed of starting a blog separately but, the fear of jumping in alone brought those dreams to a halt. They decided to put their thoughts and dreams together to create a positive place for teachers. Tenspire is a place where educators from all over will come together to motivate, encourage and share ideas, but most of all inspire each other in the teaching profession.

We hope and pray this is a place where you can come to rejuvenate, gain new ideas and be inspired to be the very best teacher for your kids as possible! Thank you for joining us in this journey!

A Note from Katie and Kelli Lee

About Katie 

I grew up with my dad and older brother right outside of Nashville. After graduation, I moved to Murfreesboro to begin my college career in Elementary Education. Right before graduation, I married my college sweetheart in December of 2011. In May of 2012, I graduated with my degree and began my career teaching third grade at John Pittard Elementary. After two years at that school, I moved to help open a brand new school within the same district.

About Kelli Lee

I was born and raised in Murfreesboro, TN with my mom, dad and younger brother.  I attended my local college, Middle Tennessee State University where I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education in December 2012 and my Master’s Degree in Education with an endorsement in Literacy in August 2014. My first teaching placement was an interim position in Kindergarten at my childhood elementary school.  In August of 2013, I started in my own third grade classroom at the school I currently teach at, John Pittard Elementary. The next year, in August of 2014, I became a first grade teacher and that is where I currently teach today. I married my husband, Devin, in April 2015 and we currently live in Nolensville, TN with our son, Nolen and fur baby, Willow.