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Meet Jacqueline Ortiz of The Little Ladybug Shop in Cypress

Today we’d like to introduce you to Jacqueline Ortiz.

So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
Four years ago, I took a leap of faith by leaving my teaching career of 12 years to focus on my family. I have always had a passion for writing curriculum and training teachers. I would create most my classroom resources and write curriculum for my district. While I was at home focusing on my family, my friends nudged me to start selling my curriculum online. I quickly looked into it and could not believe the opportunity that was there for teachers like me. It has been a journey to learn the aspects of running a business but I am grateful for my website and the creative outlet that it has given me. My website came easily as we call our miracle baby Helena a “Ladybug”, and I do believe that the LADYBUG has blessed me more than I could have ever imagined!

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
Blogging and writing curriculum is my passion. It has not always been a smooth road. Mostly because I am a teacher at heart and I am not a cutthroat business person. The business world is interesting and I am learning daily. During my struggles, I lean on the guidance of my husband who has always been wise in telling me that somehow it will work out. I have learned and grown a lot along the road. The best part of my journey is the friendships I have made with other teacher bloggers around the country and world.

Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about The Little Ladybug Shop, LLC – what should we know?
My company is The Little Ladybug Shop, LLC. I create curriculum for elementary teachers in grades 2-5 specializing in Reading, Writing, Social Studies, Classroom Decor, and Teacher Tees. I am also a consultant and train teachers across the Houston area. I believe my shop stands out from others because I am always growing and learning. Therefore I am constantly updating the lessons teachers purchase. When teachers shop with me, they are able to reach out anytime and get a response from me. I often have teachers emailing me asking how to teach specific lessons, and I have written many blog posts to guide them through it. I also do my best to provide many free resources on my site to help support the teacher in their classroom. I love writing and creating for teachers; I want them to walk away trusting me. Teachers are the hardest workers in the world; if I can save them time in the classroom through my lessons, I feel I have done my job.

Any shoutouts? Who else deserves credit in this story – who has played a meaningful role?
I have many friends that I have met through this journey; my biggest supporters are my family. My husband for always being my cheerleader and listening ear when I need it, my kids for letting me work those crazy hours, my brother Mark, for always helping any tech issues I ever have.

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