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Julie Rawson

Julie Rawson (WA '95)


At the time of the Award, Julie Rawson was:

Brewster Junior/Senior High School
Brewster, WA

Subject(s) taught: Spanish, Migrant Bilingual Advocate
Grade(s): 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Biographical Information

Julie Rawson taught Spanish at Brewster Junior/Senior High School in Brewster, a school that serves a population that is 50% Hispanic and 50% Anglo-American. Consequently, Ms. Rawson's teaching duties included Spanish for English speakers, Spanish for Spanish speakers and reading for middle school students. Ms. Rawson also served as the school-wide advocate for Brewster's Migrant/Bilingual program. Beyond her immediate duties as a language educator, Ms. Rawson has acted as a liaison between the English- and Spanish-speaking communities and considers it her duty to help form a "bridge between the two cultures." Ms. Rawson has also been instrumental in developing her school's bilingual program to include bilingual aides in the classrooms for after-school tutorials and to help implement the PASS program to facilitate accreditation for migrant students.