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My name is Julie Grim.  This will be my thirtieth year of teaching and I love it as much today as I did my very first year of teaching! I received my Bachelor of Education degree from Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania and my Masters in Reading from Pennsylvania State University. I have also received my Masters in Education from Western Kentucky University, as well as  English Second Language (ESL), Gifted and Talented, and Autism Spectrum Disorder, and gender Women's Studies certifications. I am currently working on receiving a Master's Degree in Social Responsibility and Sustainable Commuinities.

I taught second grade in Pennsylvania for ten years and then moved to Houston, Texas where I taught Language Arts and then became a Literacy Coach for my school district.  Through my experiences  traveling around my district to work in various schools, I fell in love with the ESL students and decided to go to  the University of Houston to get my ESL certification.  I then started teaching ESL and became ESL coordinator at my school . 

Wanting to be close to family, I moved to Bowling Green and was so fortunate to find my perfect job---- Teaching ESL at Parker-Bennett-Curry!  I love my students and my school!  Along with teaching ESL, I am also the Writing Cluster Leader for Parker- Bennett-Curry. I also enjoy being the Academic Team Coach/Sponsor,  and After School Computer Lab Sponsor,  where I work with students from  various schools around the district in completing assignments where technology is necessary, but not accessible within their homes.  I am also currently collaborating with the National Writing Project and Western Kentucky University to develop Outreach and Summer Academies to promote the literacy growth of our ESL students.

Outside of school, I enjoy interior decorating, reading, going to the beach, being outdoors, but mostly spending time with my 17 year old daughter, McKenna, family, friends and my ShihTzu puppy, Olivia.

I am so excited to have the opportunity to work with and be a part of the lives and learning of children. This year I am especially excited to be working with the kindergarten and first grade English Language Learning students at Parker- Bennett- Curry Elementary. Having the opportunity to reach and work with these children at such an early age of cognitive development is extremely important, challenging, and rewarding.

Please feel free to contact me any time at julie.hale@bgreen.kyschools.us or by calling
Parker-Bennett-Curry at 270-746-2270.

Welcome to the Wonderful, Challenging World of ELL ! 

I am so looking forward to a very exciting, successful and significant school year!

Please keep checking this page for future updates.

Warmest wishes,

 Ms. Julie Grim
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