• Hello.  My name is Julie Kross and I am excited to be a 5th grade teacher here at Patterson. 
    I grew up in Wisconsin and moved to Arizona shortly after graduating with a bachelors degree in psychology from Ripon College in Ripon, Wisconsin.  I received my teaching certificate from ASU and have since taught both 5th and 6th grade.  I taught 6th grade for 7 years in the Pendergast School District before moving out to the East Valley.  Since then, I taught 5th grade at Goodman Elementary and 6th grade for Weinberg (when Weinberg 6th grade was located on Payne Jr. High's campus).  Since 2008, I have been fortunate to be a 5th grade teacher at Patterson Elementary.
    I currently live in Queen Creek with my husband, John and our daughter Zoe, and our dogs Jax and Rusty.  I love to read, travel, crochet and play the piano. 
    I look forward to getting to know all of you.  I expect that you will have an awesome 5th grade year!!
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