Julie Stoyka


The Kids Post - - Private Education Guide 2014 -

D at­ing back to her own school ex­pe­ri­ence, writ­ing was always a pas­sion for Julie Stoyka. Af­ter six years of univer­sity — where she re­ceived English Hon­ours in her Bach­e­lor’s de­gree and fol­lowed it up with a Mas­ter’s de­gree in English and Cre­ative Writ­ing — the English teacher worked as a mar­ket­ing copy­writer be­fore de­cid­ing that she wanted to go back to school.

“I was so ex­tremely mo­ti­vated to find a ca­reer where my daily life would in­volve col­leagues who saw learn­ing as an on­go­ing process, al­low me to de­velop and ex­plore new facets of my iden­tity, and to chal­lenge me.” “As an English teacher, it’s the give and take of words that I love.” She de­scribes her classes as or­ga­nized chaos where stu­dents gain a deep un­der­stand­ing of the topic and each other’s per­spec­tives. “I start with very con­crete plans and goals but, like all teach­ers, have to be flex­i­ble to meet the daily needs of my stu­dents and a very busy aca­demic and ex­tracur­ric­u­lar sched­ule.”

“I like to con­nect with my stu­dents in class, so I try to have a fun class­room and lots of en­ergy (which of­ten equals lots of noise), and though my stu­dents would say I am strict, we also have

a lot of fun and joke around a lot.”

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