How did the Campbell Connection meet The Kling Bee? Melissa of The Campbell Connection, and Heidi of The Kling Bee, met when they taught 3rd grade across the hall from one another in the 2013-2014 school year. It was Heidi’s first year as a classroom teacher, and Melissa was the Grade Level Chair working on her Specialist Degree in Technology and Media . Heidi started her TpT store that school year during several consecutive snow days. The next school year, Melissa became the Technology Coach for K-5 after working as a classroom teacher for 8 years. Heidi was a part of Melissa’s Media & Technology Team that year. They led professional development grade level meetings as a team, and had fun developing an online activities for staff and students. At the end of the 2014-2015 school year, Heidi made the tough decision to resign from teaching and also began mentoring Melissa to build her own TpT store. They now love collaborating, and meet at least once a month to talk about what works and what doesn’t.
Sean, Melissa’s husband, brings the Middle School content into The Campbell Connection. They met in Melissa’s first year teaching as co-teachers. Sean eventually found his passion for teaching middle school. Melissa and Sean have a passion for traveling during their summers off. They are also huge Ohio State Buckeye fans!
Melissa is originally from Ohio and Sean’s family is also from Ohio. Even though both of their stories began in Ohio they met in Georgia where we live now. Heidi now wears many hats as a TPTer, a tutor, and a part-time assistant manager at a family-owned pet boutique.