• Welcome!

    I am Dr. Julie McGovern, and this is the landing page for my sections of both on-level and advanced sections of 8th grade English. Now in my 17th year at Gurrie, I came to teaching after 20 years as a professional writer. I am happy to be back in person after teaching our remote 8th graders last year. The last school year gave us many challenges, and I will strive to meet students where they are emotionally and academically. No one is behind, and we will work to make sure all students enter high school with the tools they need to succeed. 

    I love going to school and learning about all subjects. I hold a BA in Journalism from Valparaiso University, an MA in Communications from University of Illinois at Chicago, an MAT in Secondary Education from National-Louis University, and an EdD in Curriculum, Teaching, Learning and Leadership from Northeastern University in Boston, Mass. 

    I look forward to working with all your students. Be sure to choose the correct link at the side for specifics about the on-level and advanced classes. And, as always, please let me know whenever you have questions. The best way to reach me is via email at jmcgovern@d105.net

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