INSPIRE Preschool & Pre-K
New & Improved 2023-2024 Programs
Meet the Teachers
Julie has 18 years of experience as an elementary instructional interventionist and teacher assistant in the Mesa Public Schools.
Julie Buckley is happily married for 38 years with four boys and 3 grandchildren. Julie has 18 years of experience as an elementary instructional interventionist and teacher assistant in the Mesa Public Schools. She has worked in the Title 1 reading Lab with the most up to date researched techniques for reading development. She has also taught in a Montessori preschool. She has certifications in Dibels Next State Testing; Phonemic Awareness; Group Comprehension and Fluency Strategies; and Diagnostic Intervention for Struggling Readers. She knows the importance of vocabulary and oral language in developing reading comprehension and math skills.
Julie has always had a love of music, gymnastics, and art. As a youth, she was in Honor Choir, a State Gymnast, and Cheerleader. She grew up in Mesa and graduated top 20 in her class from Westwood High School. Julie has loved spending the majority of her life serving as a church primary music leader, teacher, and choir director. She also was a Cub Scout den leader for 5 years. She performed for 16 years in a Community choir. Julie loves to sew, golf, sing, and play with her grandchildren.
She is a friendly and energetic teacher who enjoys helping children learn through music and movement. She loves to encourage her students with hands-on manipulatives while learning reading and math skills. As an educator and Grandmother, Julie is eager to use playful activities to engage her young students’ desire to learn about the world around them.