About Teacher App
Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Julia Sellers
Julia received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Work from in 1983. In the fall of 1987, Julia realized her calling was to become a teacher while serving as a social worker at the Community Maternal and Well Baby Clinic in Bedford, Indiana. She knew her biggest impact could be made in the primary grades, so she can set them on a successful path through the rest of their education. Julia enrolled at Indiana University to take the courses needed to earn her certification in Elementary Education. Julia received her teaching license on June 21, 1990.
In the summer of 1991, Julia accepted her first teaching job at West Ward Elementary teaching 2nd grade. It was a perfect fit. The school population was exactly the students she wanted to reach. After 29 years in 2nd grade, she accepted the ESL Teacher position. This is her first year in this position, but she is enjoying being able to work with all the grade levels. Julia has had four principals through her 30 years at West Ward. Each principal has put her in leadership positions and given her opportunities for professional development. Julia became TAG Certified in 1996. She has served as lead teacher for 27 years. Also, Julia has been an SBDM member, mentor to new teachers, and Instructional Rounds Team Member. She was selected to attend Liftoff to the Moon Summer Institute (Houston, Texas) and Space Academy for Educators Program at Johnson Rocket Center. All of these opportunities for growth have only enhanced her ability as a teacher. Her goal is for her students to love their journey of learning, which will lead them to unlimited opportunities.