Ms. Julie Speer

Phone: (919) 553-4064 ext.1594


Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. Literature from the University of North Carolina at Asheville

Ms. Julie Speer

About Me:

I have spent most of my career in Asheville, NC where I taught English in grades 9-12 and advised a national-award winning yearbook program. In 2005 I moved to the Raleigh area and taught in both Wake and Johnston county. I am excited to be a part of the Clayton High School community. I hope this year will be the best one yet!

About My Classroom: 

To follow my classroom activities on a day to basis. Please refer to my  GOOGLE CLASSROOM. 

2-A Block Class code:   43znfys

3-B Block Class code:   4mtv3a

4-C Block Class code:   g73v0r9

  • My Classroom

    When I close my eyes and picture walking into my classroom, I see students busy or should I say INTENT on meeting their personal goals as writers and readers.  Some are working in pairs, others individually.  I am sitting at a table with a small group providing instruction or intervention or enrichment.  There are students on the computers, sitting on the floor, working with tools, writing, sharing, creating and they are all engaged, self-directed, and self-monitoring so that I can focus on working with my small group.  Everyone is involved in meaningful content activities all with the same goal of proving their understanding of the English standards.   The students are focused on the standards individually rather than everyone doing the same thing at the same time.  It is calming for me to think about my classroom operating this way and also daunting - it takes a lot of work, preparation, and foundation building to have a high school classroom that actually works this way!  I've always had this vision, and every year I take steps to make this vision a reality.  So, this school year, I am working to create a classroom that is as close to my vision as possible. 


    Back to School Course Materials:

    • Pencils and Pens
    • Notebook/Spiral 
    • Sticky notes


    Flexible Seating Classroom Wish List:

    • Pub Height Tables (4) and Chairs 
    • Side Table (1)
    • Comfy Vinyl/Leather Chair (2)
    • Floor Lamp (1)
    • Books for Classroom Library


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