My name is Julie Thrift and I couldn't be more excited to be joining the Boggess community! I taught third grade here for one year many years ago before becoming a counselor in the district and feel so blessed to be able to return to this wonderful campus! I look forward to getting to know you all and am grateful for the opportunity to work with you and your children! I thank you in advance for sharing them with me and am anticipating a fun year of growth and wonderful memory-making!
To share with you a bit about my background, I earned a Bachelor's degree from Abilene Christian University and received certifications in both Special Education and Regular Education. I taught Special Education for 3 years before teaching third grade, which I taught for 8 years. I loved teaching and also felt called to counseling, so I worked to earn a Master's degree in School Counseling from Amberton University.
As school counselor, I will work diligently to advocate for each student and support them in every way I can. One way I am able to do this is through guidance lessons. I will see each K-5 student in class twice per month and pre-K will be on a 3-week rotation. In these lessons, I will cover a variety of topics including, but not limited to, bullying prevention, conflict resolution, drug education prevention and goal-setting. In addition to guidance, I work with students individually and in small groups to provide support in navigating their circumstances. These types of intervention are provided on a referral basis from teachers, parents or the students themselves. I have the best job in the world because I get to do what I love - work with children and families!
My door is always open, so please don't hesitate to reach out if there is anything I can do for you!