Lesher Middle School

an IB World School

Ms. Julie Thompson

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Directory Information
Phone Number: 
970-472-3839 (shared line
Room Number: 
Room 18
About Me
College: 

State University of New York at Oswego - Spanish Education, BA

Foreign Studies:

  • Cuernavaca, Mexico
  • Morelia, Mexico
  • Malaga, Spain
Hometown: 

Born in Alcalá de Henares, Spain (outside of Madrid) - but raised in Cazenovia, New York

Favorite Quote: 

"You are who you believe yourself to be". -Paulo Coelho

Extra curriculars : 

Raising my 2 beautiful daughters, mountain biking, road biking, snow skiing, water skiing/wake surfing , running, travel (especially to Spanish speaking countries), triathlon, listening to music, and devouring knowledge on how to be the best Spanish teacher I can be. 

Crazy fact: 
I try to check off at least one "bucket list" item a year- I've walked across hot coals, been skydiving, and been on a trapeze. Hoping to go hang-gliding soon!
Favorite Book: 

 "How Children Succeed- Grit, Curiosity and the Hidden Power of Character" by Paul Tough was a very powerful book.    Traits like self-control, diligence and perseverance are better at predicting future success than IQ, and it is a reminder to teachers and parents that kids are more than just the information they know.  A positive, can-do attitude and follow through are essential for achievement.

First year on the Viking ship: 
2011
My Classroom
Courses Taught: 

Spanish 1B (7th & 8th grade) & Spanish 2

About My Classroom: 

I am a teacher who takes the show on the road! My office is room 1A, but I travel from room to room to teach my classes.  Our classrooms are very well equipped technologically, so it is easy for me to have many different mediums to deliver lessons.  I strive to have a variety of activities every day- readings, videos, group/pair work, role play, listening activities and games are all a part of what a Spanish student can expect!

Lesher Middle School, an IB World School
1400 Stover Street Fort Collins CO 80524
Phone:970.472.3800 Fax:970.472.3880 Attendance: 970.472.3815
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