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Julie Clarey

"The road to knowledge begins with the turn of the page."
I have been teaching 6th grade Reading/Language Arts and MN History for the Fairmont School District since 2001. I received my Bachelor of Science and Master's Degree from Southwest Minnesota State University.

Parents, feel free to contact me at  or call my classroom during my prep time (8:15 - 8:55 am) at 238-4629. THANK YOU!  

"Q and A" with Mrs. Clarey

Q: What is your favorite book to read to your class?
A: Hands down, without a doubt, Freak the Mighty! The characters are so genuine and absolutely lovable. Every year, my students say it's the best book ever written. The sequel Max the Mighty is also a big hit.

Q: What is the best book you have ever read?
A: The Book Thief, by Zusak. The narrator is both shocking and endearing. I will read it again, and again, and again...

Q: What do you like best about teaching?
A: THE KIDS!!! I also like the challenge of becoming a better teacher by learning new things and collaborating with my colleagues.

Q: What is your most embarassing moment as a teacher?
A: One day I wore two different black shoes to school. Of course my students noticed and brought it to my attention. I told them I couldn't decide which one looked better, so I wore them both. ;)

Q: What are 10 things you couldn't live without?
A: I would be miserable without my family and friends, my career, laughter, music, books, coffee, warm weather, vacations, and Special K bars.

Q: What are your future plans and goals?
A: I hope to write a series of children's books some day. I have some really good ideas for characters and plots. Students, don't worry, I will change your names to protect your identities.

Q: What is one thing most people don't know about you?
A: I climbed Blue Mountain Peak, the highest mountain in Jamaica.

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