Middle Grades Special Education
Hello! My name is Julie Oling-Valderrama and I will be teaching Middle School Small Group 4th-8th grade. After receiving my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Master’s degree in Education, I embarked on a career in education working as a college counselor at North Georgia College (now the University of North Georgia). and high school counselor at the International School, Nido de Aguilas, in Santiago, Chile. I left the field for several years to stay home with my children until they went to school. Since I love the little ones, when I returned to education, I decided to get my teaching certification in Special Education and became a Special Education Preschool Teacher for eleven years. I decided it was time for a new and different experience and came to ICSatlanta to be a Kindergarten teacher for about 2 years (I entered as a parapro). Not one to pass up a challenge, I am, now, very excited to be a part of the upper campus middle school middle school team and round out my career.