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5th Grade Team

Meet Our 5th Grade Team!
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Julie Van Der Heide

Hi, my name is Julie Van Der Heide. This is my fourteenth year teaching at Willard Elementary and my twenty-fifth year as a teacher here at Pasadena Unified School District. I absolutely love working with children. I grow from the challenges, but most of all, I am honored to work with amazing students and families. In my free time I enjoy an early morning run, shopping, and trying out new recipes.

 

 

 

 

Melanie Gray

I have been working in education for over 20 years. I began my career in education as a substitute teacher for LAUSD, where I also worked as an intervention teacher. This is my ninth year teaching at Willard Elementary. I am passionate about helping students learn and grow, and it is a joy to work at Willard among a supportive community of administrators, teachers, staff, and families. I am also a wife and mother of two wonderful teenagers. I love reading, vacationing, and spending time with my family. 

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