Hello! I am Julie Barello, the early childhood teacher at the Avoca Community Preschool. I have a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. I also have a Master’s degree in Reading and Literacy, and just recently earned my Reading Specialist certification as well as an endorsement to teach English as a Second Language (ESL). I have been teaching preschoolers at the Avoca Community Preschool for three years and am so happy to be a part of this wonderful program!