Hello! My name is Julie Bender and I am a fifth grade teacher at North Elementary. I am blessed and excited to be apart of such a great school and district who share my love for learning and educating. I began my teaching career in 2000. When I am not teaching, I am at a sporting event for one of my two children. I believe in leading by example in the classroom and will strive to be a strong and positive role model for my students. I will provide a warm, welcoming, and safe environment for my students always. I believe that by setting high expectations and providing all students with differentiated engaging instruction, ALL students can succeed. It is going to be a great year!