Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Julie Toivonen
Hello! My name is Julie Toivonen and I teach Kindergarten. I started teaching at Jackson Elementary in 2004. I taught 2 years of 2nd grade and the rest of the time at Jackson has been in Kindergarten. I have a B.A. Degree in English and Linguistics from Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa and a B.A. Degree in Elementary Education from Augsburg College in Minneapolis. I hold certifications in EC-4 and ESL.
I grew up in Minnesota, but I have lived in Texas since 2001. I am an animal lover and currently have 4 adopted dogs and 2 cats.
I am looking forward to this Kindergarten school year at Jackson Elementary! I believe that KIndergaraten is a time of fun, learning and making friends. YOung children learn through exploration and discovery and I strive to provide a classroom that alloows that. In our classroom, the students will work hard, take care of each other and take responsibility for themselves. My promise as a teacher is that I will provide a nurturing, caring environment where every student can learn and grow to be the best student they can be.