Julie Henderson

3rd Grade Teacher

Proverbs 22:6
Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.

About Me

I have always had a love of learning and of serving the Lord. I am happy that I get to do both here at Christ Lutheran on a daily basis. I grew up in a small town in Utah and attended the University of Utah where I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science. Shortly after graduating, I moved to Albuquerque with my husband David. I went back to school and earned an Associate’s Degree in Accounting from CNM and started working at Christ Lutheran as the bookkeeper. Dave and I have two sons, Josh, and Isaac. It was volunteering in Josh’s kindergarten classroom that made me realize how much I enjoyed being in the classroom and the next school year I started working as a preschool aide. After a few years, I became the lead teacher for a pre-kindergarten class. I decided to go back to school and became licensed to teach elementary-aged students. I look forward to working with this age group and being part of their educational journey.

Dave is a software engineer for Sandia National Labs and we’ve been married for over 20 years. Josh is a graduate of Christ Lutheran and Isaac is a current student in our middle school. In our free time, our family likes to hike and play tennis, board games, and video games.

My Philosophy

I think the most important job of education is to get children ready to be successful, independent adults. I know not all children learn the same way, so I believe it is my job to find different ways to present information for the different types of learners. I also believe that many children limit their potential by telling themselves they aren’t good at something, so I think teachers need to encourage their students to stretch themselves and not give up when something’s difficult. I want the classroom to be a place where students feel secure and willing to try new things. I also want each child to know that God made them special and will always love and care for them. Teachers are also learners. They learn about their students and how to best serve them. Communication is important, so I want families to feel comfortable coming to me with concerns or information. I will also send regular updates of what we’re doing and learning in class.

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