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     Above all else, The Rigorous Owl gets excited when we are teaching through a theme. We love to create a scene for our students to walk up to. From the moment our students catch a glimpse of their classroom, they are excited to see what is in store for them.  When we are having fun, they are having fun…and we are confident that they are learning.

A Little Bit About Us…

     It seems like we have a million things in common, which makes it so easy to work together. We are constantly saying, “Get out of my head!” We are both married and are Boy Moms. Deserae’ has three boys and Michelle has two. Both of our happy places are the outdoors. Take us on a hike, give us a great view and a nice cup of coffee and we are Happy Campers! Both of us also have mini farms. We love spending time with our chickens, dogs, rabbits, goats and turtles. Our backyards are filled with fruit trees and we love to make jam and garden.

     We started The Rigorous Owl in 2015 after much encouragement from other teachers who saw our engaging and creative classroom curriculum. It has been one of the best decisions we have ever made! It is our true passion to create lifelong readers and an environment where students want to come each day to learn. The Rigorous Owl is a true representation of our passion!