Degrees and Certifications:
- Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education with an emphasis on English as a Second Language from the University of Arizona. - Certified to teach K-8 in the state of Arizona
Ms. Julia Giallanza
Hello! Welcome to third grade! My name is Julia Giallanza and I serve as one of the third grade teachers at Donaldson Elementary. In third grade this year we are utilzing a coteaching model, meaning the students have two teachers to guide them in their learning. I grew up in Illinois, but moved to Tucson to attend college and pursue my desire in education. I graduated from the University of Arizona with a degree in Elementary Education and an endorsement in English as a Second Language. Within the last year, I was fortunate enough to become apart of the Donaldson family!
I cannot imagine myself pursuing another occupation, as I have always wanted to be a teacher! My previous experience working with children includes being a swim instructor, working as a summer camp teacher, assisting in multiple elementary schools during my field work for the College of Education, and fulfilling my student teaching, which was also in third grade. During my time in the College of Education, I found my passion of incpororating students' cultures and backgrounds into the classroom. This passion has directly influenced my ambition as a teacher. My goal as a teacher is to provide my students with a safe learning environment, where they can see themselves in their learning to flourish within their educational experience.
Outside of teaching, I love spending time outdoors in our beautiful Tucson community! My two hobbies are hiking and photography. I often go on hikes where I am able to photograph the desert landscape.
During our time of online learning, our third grade class is utilizing Google Classroom. Assignmetns will be posted on Google Classroom on a weekly basis, while I will be sending annoucements on ClassTag throughout the week. Families, do not hesitate to contact me through my email or private messaging on ClassTag if there is anything you need. I look forward to a wonderful rest of the school year, as we embark on this new journey together!