Julie Paulsen

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Julie Paulsen

My name is Julie Paulsen, and I’ve been teaching at OLPH since 2006. I came to Bakersfield from Wisconsin in 2004, and I’m a die-hard Packers fan! I enjoy traveling, reading, and doing yoga. I believe that a God-centered life coupled with a growth mindset encourages people to practice habits that promote spiritual and mental health. I never stop trying to be a better version of myself, and I enjoy encouraging people of all ages to discover their best selves.
 
I love teaching kindergarten! I work hard to provide a safe and loving environment that nurtures students and helps families. Our classroom is always filled with music, laughter, and joy. We might look messy sometimes, but lots of learning is taking place! Kindergarten students love coming to school, and their enthusiasm permeates the classroom. My students achieve tremendous growth during this important year because I have high standards, and I know they are capable of reaching them. 
 
To prepare for this career, I earned a B.A. and an M.A. in English Literature from California State University, Bakersfield. I also hold a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Writing from CSUB. I am a California Certified Catechist, and I have additional training from CSUB to teach the Expository Reading and Writing Curriculum.  I frequently teach reading and writing courses at CSUB, but kindergarten is where my heart is! Feel free to stop by and visit the happiest classroom in Bakersfield anytime!
 Julieta Rodriguez

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Julieta Rodriguez

Hello! My name is Julieta (Julie) Rodriguez and I am part of the kindergarten team at Our Lady of Perpetual Help School. I am also the Spanish teacher for kindergarten through fifth grade. This 2017-2018 school year will be my fourth-year teaching kindergarten at OLPH. I graduated from Cal State Bakersfield in 2014 with my Bachelor of Arts Degree in Liberal Studies and a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential. This year, I will be returning to Cal State Bakersfield for my Masters in Curriculum and Instruction. I want to be able to continue to learn in my education field so I can be able to reach ALL my students and meet all their needs.

 I was born and raised in Bakersfield and I absolutely love it here. However, I also do enjoy little get away weekends to my favorite places such as Disneyland and Dodger games; these are definitely the two places I love to visit. I also enjoy going to the movies and reading. One of my favorite days however would consist of me spending the day with my WHOLE family, I am a very family oriented individual and love that OLPH is indeed a little community where everyone becomes family.

 My heart has always belonged to the little ones; kindergarten is my favorite grade because students are in complete awe of everything they learn and have a blast while learning. In kindergarten, everyone learns the fundamental skills needed for the rest of their educational years. Students learn and understand the concepts of adding and subtracting and will start to become fluent on it as well since they are introduced to Rocket Math (our math fluency program). They also learn how to read and write. They are also exposed to science and will complete small “science experiments” which is always a blast for them. As a teacher, there is nothing more rewarding then seeing a young 5/6 year old being able to read, write, add or subtract all on their own. I love teaching at OLPH and it is always a pleasure to meet all the new and returning families.