My name is Julie Netsch. This will be my third year here at Sandy Grade and my 13th year in teaching. I graduated from Concordia University with a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education and a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction . After graduating college I moved to the Oregon coast where I worked as a first grade teacher for 2 years before getting married and moving back to Portland. For 8 years I worked as a kindergarten and first grade teacher in the David Douglas School District. Outside of school, I enjoy reading, snowboarding, and playing with my children. I am always very busy keeping up with not only kindergarteners, but also my son who will start second grade this school year and my daughter who is 3 and a half years old. I am excited to be back here at Sandy Grade School for another year and can’t wait to see all the kids!