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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 eleventh year teaching at Homestead Elementary School in School District 308. I have taught first, second, and third grade at this school. This year I look forward to being an interventionist for grades K-2.
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. I also taught Spanish before and after school in St. Charles and Bloomingdale through a program called Futura Language Professionals.
At Homestead, I am an active staff member and serve on both required and non-required committees. I am currently a part of our AVID site team 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. I have attended and presented at the Illinois Reading Conference in Peoria, Ill. and Ignite 308 (our district professional development conference). I was also published in Michigan Reading Journal.