" 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!