Hello, my name is Julia Weineck. I have been teaching since 2002. In that time, I have taught 1st grade for 3 years, 2nd grade for 6 years, and 3rd grade for a year in the public schools. In addition, for two years I taught English in South Korea, which also gave me the opportunity to travel around Asia; this was such an amazing experience. :)
I grew up in Tucson, AZ, and got my bachelor’s in Elementary Education from Northern Arizona University. After teaching for a year I went back and got my master’s.
Teaching literacy has always been my favorite time of the day. I love helping children make the connections between both reading and writing and other things they are learning about. There is nothing better than witnessing a child’s eyes light up when a piece of reading finally makes sense.
In my “free” time I enjoy traveling, swing dancing, hiking, and playing board games with friends. I am excited to be part of the Malley Drive team as the Reading Interventionist and to begin working with a great group of new students this year in helping them find the love of reading.