In 2000, abcteach entered the Internet world as a free educational website for teachers. The site was the brainchild of Sandy Kemsley, a Michigan schoolteacher who was retiring after 26 years of teaching elementary school. A website seemed the perfect way for Sandy to continue to communicate her love of teaching and her wealth of knowledge. Little did she know that her â€œlittle websiteâ€ would evolve into the hugely popular site that abcteach has become. Since inception, the original staff of one has expanded to eighteen.