Thursday, August 9, 2012

Meet Julie Downard

Hello!  My name is Julie Downard and I am one of the First Grade teachers here at Fox Hollow Elementary.  This is my 15th year of teaching.  I can’t believe it!  I taught Kindergarten the first 2 years of my career and the rest have been in First Grade. 
When I was a little girl I wanted to be a teacher!  I have 2 younger sisters who are fairly close to me in age…when we played together as children we each took turns choosing what we wanted to play.  I always chose to play school and I wanted to be the teacher!  J

I graduated from BYU with my Bachelors in Early Childhood Education in 1996.  I have my Reading Specialist Endorsement and I have taken many Mathematics classes.  I continue to take classes in education and have learned many things to enrich my teaching.

A little about my personal life:  I live in Draper with my wonderful husband and our  2 cats (Bella and Toby).  We just purchased our first home last year in October and have had a lot of fun getting used to the responsibilities of home ownership.  We like to watch movies, play games, play with the cats, walk/run (I walk and my husband runs), and read.  We have also started collecting healthy recipes and trying them out.  Most of the time they turn out well!

I love teaching at Fox Hollow.  We have an awesome First Grade team!  We support each other and help all of the children in First Grade be the best they can be.  I am looking forward to a new and wonderful year.  See you soon!

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