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    " All About Me!"
     
    My name is Julie Thompson and I am the music teacher at Griffis Elementary!  I graduated from Greenville High School and received my teaching degree from East Texas State University.  I have been teaching Music for the last 18 years.  I am very passionate about the subject I teach and believe music is vital in the development of happy, healthy kids! 
     
    I am married with three kids, ages 27, 24, and 19.   My husband and I have been married for 30 years.  My oldest daughter is a graduate of the University of North Texas and the Aquatics Director for the city of Euless.  My son is also a graduate of UNT and is a middle school math teacher at Aubrey ISD.    And my youngest daughter is a sophomore at the University of North Texas, studying to be a theatre teacher.  I also have a sweet puppy named Molly.  
     
    I have been in music my whole life.  I have been in choirs and also directed children and youth choirs.  I play piano and dabble in many other instruments.  This year, I will be singing second soprano with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra for the 2018-2019 season.  I am so excited to be a PARTICIPANT in music again!  
     
    My main objective in teaching music is to help each child develop a love for music.  I try to bring all types of music into class, play musical games, teach performance skills, teach basic music notation and do some folk dancing.  I have a purpose for everything we do in the classroom.  I like it to be fun and engaging every day!  
    I want music to be a positive place to be!  
     
    Music is a great place for kids to do something different from their regular classroom learning; however it helps develop learning skills and creativity and contributes to "the whole child".  How dull life would be without MUSIC!