Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Julie Schirmer
I am a member of the Colham Ferry Elementary staff, and I am extremely excited to be working with our 5th graders this school year. I received my Bachelor’s Degree from Illinois State University in Elementary Education. During my college years, I worked exclusively with the 1998 Illinois Teacher of the Year. Those experiences helped prepare me for my first teaching position at Liberty School in Orland Park, Illinois. My belief is that the most effective teachers are learners themselves. Therefore, while teaching, I chose to obtain a Masters Degree from Lewis University in Educational Leadership. After fifteen years of experience, I enthusiastically joined the Colham Ferry family. When I am not teaching, I spend my time with my friends and family.