All About Ms. Cassidy

My name is Julie Denise Cassidy.  I have lived in Knoxville, Tennessee, my entire life.  I went to Ritta Elementary School (K-8th) and  Gibbs High School, which I graduated from in 1985.  I worked at the University of Tennessee for 10 years as a Word Processing Specialist, where I began my degree in Human Ecology Education as a part time student.  When I became pregnant with my daughter, I took a break from my job and my education (a ten year break) to stay home and rais my two children, Desilee (12) and Spencer (7).  I ran a transcription business from home during that time to help pay the bills.  When my children's father was killed in an accident in 2007, I decided it was time to finish my education degree.  I am currenty a student at Tusculum College in Knoxville.  I will graduate from the BAED program in May, 2010.  I look forward to finally realizing my dream to teach and influence the lives of young children, who are our future!