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Name: Julana (Julie) Leaser
School Phone: (925) 307-1950
Welcome to Second Grade! I am very excited to be a member of the founding staff of the Amador Elementary School team. This will be our sixth year as a school, and my fourth year on the second grade team.
It is hard to believe that this will be my fourteenth year teaching! I earned an undergraduate degree in Sociology as well as a Masters in Education and teaching credential from University of California, Santa Barbara. For the past eight years, I taught second and third grade at Dougherty and Amador in Dublin. I taught second grade for the first three years of my career in Camarillo, California.
I have also taught in Boston, Massachusetts, where I taught fourth and fifth grade math, project-based learning, and advisory for two years.
When I am not teaching, I love to spend time with family and friends, read, and go hiking. My kids and I really love living in Dublin. My son Caleb is four and loves reading, trucks, and riding his bike. My daughter is two and is a bundle of energy. She loves art, pretend play, and anything that goes fast. Two kids under five is such an incredible and busy joy, and I am looking forward to the day I can call my kids Amador Owls!
In my classroom, students should expect to get involved! I will challenge them to do their best within a supportive and creative classroom community. My favorite kind of teaching is centered around the students. I love to use projects, book studies, and student-lead investigations to make learning fun and engaging. I served as the Educational Technology Coach at Dougherty and Amador for three years, so students should expect to grow in their technology skills! I also served two years as the Science CORE Lead teacher for Amador for the district as part of a program designed to aid in the adoption of the Next Generation Science Standards. Hands on, investigative science will continue to be a major focus in our classroom.
I believe that parents are an integral part of their child's educational journey. I am a partner in that journey, but I could not do it without the support of the parents in my classroom. Open communication is vital to making sure your child is supported in my classroom community. Please feel free to contact me any time. I look forward to hearing from you!