Author: Julie DiMaio

About Julie

Julie DiMaio

Julie DiMaio began teaching 20 years ago in Costa Mesa, California after receiving her Multiple Subject (CLAD) Credential from SF State. Her first assignment was a 5th grade transitional class at a bilingual school that did not have specific transition curriculum. Forced to create units that met her students’ needs/ interests and the standards, she eventually developed a love for curriculum development. After the birth of her first child, Dominic (now 17), she stayed home for a few years. She returned to teaching as a substitute when her second son, Luca (now 14), was in Kindergarten. Five years later, she returned to teaching full-time. She currently teaches 4th grade at Lomita Park School in Millbrae, California where she lives with her two sons and her husband, Rick, who teaches at Mills High School. In addition to teaching at Lomita Park, Julie trains adult leaders as a Training Chair, Round Table Commissioner and National Camp School Staff Member with the Boy Scouts of America, where she has earned the District Award of Merit and the Silver Beaver Award for outstanding volunteer service. She enjoys camping in her free time. In 2012, her family drove 9,432 miles from Millbrae to Fairbanks, AK and back.

Julie DiMaio

It has been almost a year since I first attended the San Mateo Environmental Learning Collaborative (SM ELC). Focused on the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), SM ELC is a unique opportunity hosted by Ten Strands, SEER, and the San Mateo County Office of Education—STEM Center offered to K–8 teachers. As part of SM ELC, […]

Julie DiMaio

(This is part two of teacher Julie DiMaio’s blog. In part one Julie describes her participation in the San Mateo Environmental Learning Collaborative summer 2015 teacher institute. In part two she shares the outcome of her work and the impact the unit she developed had on her students.) Once Jerry told us that the Environmental […]