Hello! Let me introduce myself. My name is Julie Bellante and this is my eighth year teaching at Cooper. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education, Pre-K through sixth grade, from UW-Whitewater.
This is my nineteenth year in the Burlington Area School District. I started out my career teaching first and second grade at the old Winkler, and then first grade at Waller. Second grade is an exciting year for children as they move from learning to read, to reading to learn. It is very fullfilling to watch as they grow into "Big Time Readers"! Teaching young children has always been my passion.
My husband, Joe, and I have lived in Wind Lake for seventeen years and we have one child. Our son, Joseph IV, started fifth grade at St. Mary's this year! I can't believe how fast he is growing up!
I look forward to a productive and positive year with your child. If I can assist you in any way, please contact me through the school at 763-0180. I can be reached from 7:30-8:00 or 3:30-3:45. Otherwise you can reach me through a written note or my school e-mail. I am very excited about this school year and I look forward to getting to know you and your child better!