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My name is Julie Farrell and I just finished my 19th year teaching first grade-all here at Widewater Elementary! I graduated from Radford University with a degree in early/middle education and years later earned my masters degree in curriculum instruction in literacy from George Mason University. I've been happily married for 28 years and have three wonderful sons. In my free time I love to take long walks with my Golden Retriever pup, listen to music, travel and relax with friends and family.
Teaching first grade is my passion! I love the ages of 6 and 7 and the urgency and excitement they have for learning and school. I firmly believe that school should be a "home away from home" where making mistakes in a safe and loving environment leads to a life long love of learning. My favorite teaching quote: "They may forget what you said, but they will not forget how you made them feel".