Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Julie Goldstein
I have been teaching English at Wilson High School since 2007. In my time here, I have taught every level of English and love every bit of it.
I did all my studying at The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
I earned my BA in Rhetoric in 1989, and my focus was on writing poetry. I studied under poets such as Laurence Lieberman, Julia Alvarez, and Michael Van Walleghen. I feel fortunate to have had such gifted poets as my mentors and instructors.
After studying poetry, I earned a Master's in Education that focused on the teaching of writing. The University of Illinois includes a Center for Writing Studies, and I had the great opportunity to study under professors such as Dr. Gail Hawisher and Dr. George Kamberellis, leaders in the field. I learned Educational Psychology from Dr. Charles K. West and Dr. James Farmer, who introduced me to their IDT, or Instructional Design Template, a tool for creating curriculum that connects with every aspect of student engagement and learning.
I remain a dedicated fan of all things UIUC. Go Illini!
And of course, Go Tigers!
In my time here, I have had the opportunity to take pictures of all the student groups for our year book, The Wilsonian, and I have watched with pride our academic, sports, and peforming arts achievements. Our students take on challenges, and they strive to do their best in all arenas.
This year, I teach:
IB Literature 1 and 2
Theory of Knowledge 1
Year Book Production