We have been blessed with the most amazing educators in all of our children's lives and Miss Julie is at the top of the list! Three years ago, when we had to decide whether or not to send Ian to middle school, I heard wonderful things about the woman who would be Ian's teacher if we moved him on and after 3 years, I can heartily concur. She saw so much untapped potential in Ian from the start which made us love her right away! She has worked so hard to find ways to motivate Ian and to assess what he understands. She has pushed him to use his AAC device (aka the talker), knowing that communication is key for him. She has loved him and always advocated for the best for him (and all of her students.) She has helped us (the parents) in so many ways and been patient with our questions and concerns. She has done his ESY (extended school year) for 3 summers, coming to our home to work one-on-one with Ian. I have never doubted his love for school and it has largely been because of Miss Julie. We wish her a much deserved retirement but will miss her terribly! I'm not sure that Ian fully understands that she won't be in the classroom when he goes back next week.
Thank you, Miss Julie, for all you have done for Ian and for us! You are one very special lady and teacher!
We love you!