Mrs. Barakzai
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My name is Julie Barakzai. This is my first year at Folwell and sixth year teaching in Minneapolis Public Schools. For the last two years I have taught second grade at Whittier International School and prior to that I was a Media Specialist at Cityview Community School.  I recieved my Bachelor of Science from Saint Catherine University with a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) certificate.

 I am also a proud graduate of Minneapolis Public Schools and feel privaleged to have the opportunity to give back to the school system that prepared me for my career.  As a student, I attended Hale, Field, Anne Sullivan, and Edison (Go Tommies!).  I currently live in South Minneapolis and in my free time I enjoy sailing, powerlifting, and playing with my two dogs.

 I am honored to be your child's teacher this year.  I believe children learn best when they and their families have strong relationships with their teachers.  I will reach out to you regularly throughout the year to celebrate your childs success as well as share with you how their learning can be supported at home.  I also believe children who have fun at school are best able to learn.  

Please remember to help to support your child by reading 20 minutes every night!