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Julie Muse was named Teacher of the Year for Mustang Valley Elementary. Muse teaches third and fourth grade mild/moderate special education, ELA and math. She’s been teaching for 14 years, seven of those with Valley.
Muse fell in love with the idea of teaching while she was working as a nanny and attending college. Breanne, the third of four children, had developmental delays. She was a little over 2-years-old, and the family was just learning of her special needs.
“I got to see her blossom,” she said. “She helped me learn how to work with children with different abilities. Breanne planted the seed for my future as a special education teacher.”
Muse started her teaching career at the high school level.