School for Project Based Learning

School for Project Based Learning

Julie Otto

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About Me

Biographical Sketch: 

I taught for eleven years in the Cherry Creek School District in Centennial, Colorado.  I was a third grade teacher and a kindergarten teacher.  When my family moved to Fort Collins, I took some time off to spend with my own children.  This is now my tenth year at Olander.  My first year I taught half-day kindergarten, and this is my ninth year working as Olander's reading interventionist. 

Educational Background: 

Masters in Education, Reading Specialist, Regis University

Bachelors of Arts and Science, Elementary Education, University of Northern Colorado

Why I enjoy teaching: 

I love hanging out with kids! I love to read, and to share my love of reading with students is a blessing. My goal is to help students become life-long readers.

Favorite Books: 

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith, Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes

Interest & Hobbies: 

Spending time with family, traveling, reading, scrapbooking, movies, hiking

What I love about Olander: 

I love the wonderful students and the amazing staff at Olander!

Favorite Quote: 

"Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him." Maya Angelou

My Classroom

About My Classroom: 

The Literacy Lab at Olander is a place where students are able to receive small group targeted reading instruction to help improve their reading skills.