Meet First Grade Teacher Julie Mitchell

Our teachers are the foundation of our school. But how much do you know about our BTA staff? We want to take this opportunity for you to get to know some of the people on our BTA staff. We are starting off with First Grade teacher, Julie Mitchell.

BTA: Why did you choose to work in Catholic education?

I love being able to help students grow in their own faith journey and share God’s love with them as we learn.

BTA: What motivated you to become a teacher?

I always enjoyed being in school and learning new things.  I really wanted to teach children how to do the same.

BTA: Who was your most influential teacher growing up and why?

My 5th grade teacher, Mrs. Stucka.  She was just a “fun” teacher.  She would tell us jokes, sing us songs, even make voices as she read.  She encouraged me to try new things, even if it was difficult.  She taught me how to learn from mistakes.

BTA: What do you enjoy most about teaching?

I enjoy the connections I make with students while they’re in my room, but continue after they leave it

BTA: What is the most important life lesson you want you students to get out of your class?

I want students to become more observant to the world around them and never stop learning.

BTA: What was your favorite book as a child?

Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson

BTA: What is your favorite book now?

Bridge to Terabithia – I love teaching it and having my class enjoy it as much as I did.

BTA: What are some of your hobbies and interests outside of school?

Outside of school, I enjoy watching my kids, Erika and Kaylie, participate in sports.  I like to walk to get some exercise, social time, and just to clear my mind.

BTA: What are you looking forward to most this year?

I’m really just looking forward to being able to stay in school and be with all the students and teachers again.  I’m excited to be teaching first grade and continue fostering and growing their minds.  I hope I can keep them on track to enjoy school and be active learners as they continue their journey through school.

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