About Me

Marlana Howerton
  • Married to my hard-working, handsome husband, John, for 26 years
  • Children: Cole and Audrey (I also gained a new daughter-in-love, Maddie!)
  • 20th year teaching
  • Currently a K-12 District Library Media Specialist in a rural SW Missouri school district
  • Former Kindergarten teacher and Title I Reading Teacher
  • TpT Teacher-Author
  • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education 
  • Additional certifications: Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Special Education and provisional Special Reading Certification
  • Masters in Education, Reading
  • Additional training in autism and visual impairments
Throughout my teaching career, I have taken several years off to raise my family.

When I'm not at school, I enjoy spending time with my family. Being a mom is the best thing that has ever happened to me and I take my role as a mother very seriously. If there is any time left at the end of the day...  

I enjoy...
  • Thrift store shopping
  • Road trips
  • Going to yard sales with friends
  • Gardening
  • Reading
  • Creating TpT products
  • Blogging
  • Doing practically anything while being with my family and friends. 
Wedding Family Photo Lil' Country Librarian

Audrey, John, Maddie, Cole and Me 
(Photo credit: Catherine Rhodes Photography)