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Julie Stretz

Grade 3 Teacher

Mrs. Stretz loves working at Graland because of the camaraderie of her team and the positive support of families and staff. Her favorite day of the year is the first day of school!

Impacting Students
I love to teach children to read and see the love of reading come alive as they become more confident readers. Our Newbery Program has been an exciting addition to literacy in third grade. I have seen students begin to read genres that are new to them and find excitement and confidence as they build their appreciation and enjoyment in reading.

Lifelong Learner
My team is building an innovative, integrated curriculum using a project-based learning approach that will enhance our social studies naturalization and citizenship curriculum. Also the Orton Gillingham training that I attended strengthened my phonics instruction and gave me the support to implement a consistent phonics and spelling program that will impact decoding and comprehension instruction in my classroom.

Thoughts on Teaching
Teaching is one of the few professions where you not only teach others but you also learn daily.

Outside of Graland I’m ...
With my grandchildren and my husband.

Life Goal
Clean out my basement.

Favorite Childhood Memory
Being on a boat with my dad under the George Washington Bridge in NYC.

Other than Graland, I Support
Family Homestead

Joined Graland in...
2008

Also Known As ...
Chair - Literacy PLC, Literacy Task Force Chair,

Hometown
Denver, Colorado

Education
BA in education and early childhood from University of Northern Colorado

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Graland Country Day School

55 CLERMONT STREET    DENVER, CO 80220    303.399.0390   
Graland Country Day School is a private school in Denver, Colorado, serving students in preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school. Founded in Denver in 1924, Graland incorporates a rich, experiential learning approach in a traditional classroom setting, emphasizing the development of globally and socially conscious leaders who excel academically.