Phone: (469) 752-3415


Degrees and Certifications:

School Counselor (Grades EC-12) Classroom Teacher (Special Education Grades PK-12) Classroom Teacher (Generic Education Grades 1-8)

Ms. Julie Thrift

My name is Julie Thrift and I wouldn't trade being a part of the Stinson family and community for anything!  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.   I have the best job in the world because I get to do what I love - work with children and families!    

I work diligently to advocate for each Stinson Star and support them in a variety of ways.  My vision is to develop the mind, heart and character of each student and one way I do this is through guidance lessons given every other week.  I go into the classrooms and we discuss things like problem-solving, self-regulation, friendship, social skills, bully prevention, responsibility, goal-setting, safety and drug awareness, college/career/military readiness (CCMR) and more.  Lessons are delivered in a variety of ways and can include group work, partner work, bibliotherapy, technology, role-playing and/or other various activities.  I am here with a listening ear for individual students who need support and encouragement.  Individual and group sessions can be provided on a referral basis from teachers, parents or the students themselves.  I coordinate Kindness & Safety Patrol for 4th and 5th grade students and help them to develop leadership skills. 

I adore working with students, staff and parents at Stinson and look forward to many more years of service.  

Please feel free to reach out if there is anything I can do for you!