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Mrs. Julie Cumblad
After growing up helping my mother in her classroom, I knew I, too, wanted to be a teacher someday. This is now my seventh year teaching at Homestead Elementary School in School District 308. I have taught both first and second grade at this school. This year I am teaching second grade. At the end of June 2014, I finished earning a master’s of education in Literacy from Judson University, in Elgin, Ill. In December 2010, I graduated from Illinois State University, Normal, Ill with a major in elementary education and a minor in Spanish. While there, I had the opportunity to study in Granada, Spain, for five months. Prior to Homestead, I had the pleasure of student teaching in first grade at J.B. Nelson Elementary School in Batavia, Ill. After graduation, I was a substitute teacher in Batavia Public School District 101 and St. Charles Public School District 303 at all grade levels.
At Homestead, I am an active staff member and serve on both required and non-required committees. I am currently co-teaching book club before school and am the Veterans Day Assembly Chair Person. I am constantly looking for ways to grow as an educator. I am a strong believer in professional development as it directly benefits my students. Within the last year, I have attended and presented at the Illinois Reading Conference in Peoria, Ill., attended a few day seminars, and attended a three-day conference called Literacy in Motion put on by Judson University, in Elgin, Ill.