Julie Gaunky, NBCT

Julie Gaunky has taught English/Language Arts in the secondary setting for the past twenty years, leading students through traditional ELA classes, as well as electives such as Journalism, Speech and Yearbook. Currently an eighth grade ELA teacher at District 103 in Lincolnshire, Illinois, Julie helped initiate the District’s co-teaching model and currently instructs several sections of RtI inclusion alongside one of the district’s Literacy Specialists. She is National Board Certified in English Language Arts/Early Adolescence and takes the role of mentor to heart, working as a cooperating teacher to five teacher candidates. Julie holds a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from National Louis University. Connect with her on Instagram @embracinginstruction.

The Value in Teaching the Teacher

September 14, 2017

I’ve made it a point to instill in my own children that once they have reached some sort of success in their passions–be it leading the ice hockey team, editing the school literary magazine, or exhibiting work in an art show–it is their duty to extend a guiding hand to those who will succeed them.  What I hope they have learned from their years of enduring my pearls of motherly wisdom is to lay the groundwork for another’s journey: tell others how it works, counsel against pitfalls, and encourage the next trailblazers.  Since teaching is both my passion as well…

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