Julie Grimes » 8th grade Science

8th grade Science

  • Cherokee County High School, Centre, AL
  • Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, AL Bachelor of Science, Chemistry/Biology
About Me:
After college, I worked as a chemist and lab manager for Fisher Industrial Service in Glencoe, Alabama. As a hazardous waste intermediate, it was my responsibility to monitor the levels of hazardous chemicals and ensure proper disposal using current EPA guidelines. After a year, I moved to Georgia and became part of the start-up team at Anheuser-Busch. As a lab analyst, it was my responsibility to test all aspects of the product - from raw materials to packaged beverages. After working at Anheuser Busch five years, I left the workforce to stay at home with my daughter. After spending a couple of years at home, I decided to reenter the workforce and become a science teacher through the TAPP program (Alternative Teacher Preparation Program).
In addition to classroom teaching, for the past 7 years, I have worked as the Woodland Middle School/Georgia Power Get Into Energy School Coordinator.  
After having a daughter, my perspective on working changed. I still to this day love being in the lab and keeping up with new scientific discoveries. However, now I love the look in a student's eye when we are knee deep in a scientific concept and they finally understand the big idea. I have always been amazed by the natural world and love to pass that feeling on to my students.  
In my spare time, I enjoy spending time outdoors and doing home improvement projects. In the summertime, you will likely find me looking for sea turtles at the beach or find me with a paint brush in my hands.