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Julia Bowers

My name is Ms. Julia and this will be my first official year as a teacher! I couldn't be more grateful to be a part of such a wonderful school and community. I grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area in California and moved to Oregon 5 years ago to attend Portland State University. This past spring, I graduated from PSU with a Bachelor's degree in Special Education. During this past school year, I was granted an emergency teaching license where I worked in the learning center at a local high school. Also, I went to college with Ms. Emily and Mr. Brian! I, along with many others, have fallen in love with all that Portland has to offer and I couldn't imagine living anywhere else. 
I always knew I wanted to be a teacher. I had a huge whiteboard in my bedroom when I was in elementary school and I would teach my younger brother, Michael, new things that I learned in school. I am thrilled to finally be living my dream! Before becoming a teacher, I served as a caregiver for individuals with high support needs, a counselor supervisor at Mt Hood Kiwanis Camp, and as a swim instructor for children and adults. 
When I am not in the classroom, you will most likely find me hiking to waterfalls, finding treasures at a local thrift store, riding my bike to a coffee shop, exploring a new restaurant, gardening, or trying a new recipe in my kitchen. 
Last Modified on May 2, 2023