Successfully Educating All Students
Meet The Team
I have taught for 33 years. I was born and raised in Southern Oregon. I have two amazing kids, Stewart and Kendra and a wonderful husband Robert. I am the Grandma to one pup - Finley and the puppy mom to my mini Aussie - Oakley.
I enjoy reading a good book, hanging out with my family, playing, watching soccer and spending time with kids.
My kids have all graduated from here and grandkids are attending the district. I enjoy camping and riding ATV’s in my off time as well as spending time with my grandkids. This year brings so many more opportunities to the table to be able to be a part of Successfully Educating All Students. We all want to see our kids and community grow. I am also taking on as a Co- Athletic Director this year.. Let the waves begin each day with a positive attitude and the rest will follow.
My full name is Julianee pronounced Julie-Annie but I go by Ms. Julie. I am so grateful to be a part of this charming community and even more excited to join the Glendale Elementary team. I love to go on adventures with my family and spend time outdoors. Outside of school I am a wife and a mother of two sweet daughters, Maya and Mila, who I love to the moon and back. You may see us walking around town with our weenie dog, Teddy. If you do, feel free to say hello; Teddy is a perfect gentleman. You may also see me at Nanos Mexican Restaurant helping my dad in the afternoons. I cant wait to meet everyone and support our families grow in education.
I have a wonderful, growing family of 3 children and 4 grandchildren that I adore spoiling. This will be my 7th year being a Pirate and my 3rd year in 2nd grade. I absolutely LOVE our adventures in learning and am looking forward to many more years. Come and sail our sea of knowledge with me!!
My name is Lindsey Wilbur and I recently moved to Glendale from south Mississippi. My background is in cultural and biological Anthropology with an emphasis on diversity and inclusion. I have several years of working in education, but this will be my first-year teaching full-time in the classroom. I have two children, who will be in 7th and 3rd grade this year. In my free time I enjoy traveling, spending time with my family outdoors, reading and gardening. I am looking forward to the school year and getting to know the students and their families.
My name is Kristi France and I joined Glendale School District as the 4th grade teacher at Glendale Elementary in 2020. Previously, I worked in Human Resources for 12 years and became a dedicated volunteer in my child’s schools. I grew up in this community, attending and graduating from Glendale schools and I am so proud to be back here, teaching. I am a proud mom to three boys and we enjoy being involved in sports, 4-H, and various other community activities. I am looking forward to another great school year!
My name is Grace Mathiesen and I have taught 5th grade at Glendale Elementary since 2016. Having lived most of my life in Los Angeles County, it was a privilege moving to this wonderful community in the mountains. I am grateful every morning to wake up and look out the windows at he tree covered mountains that surround us, such amazing beauty. I very much enjoy the students that I have been entrusted to teach. It is wonderful watching how 5th grade students mature and change as the school year progresses. I love learning and try to instill the same love of learning in my students.
This is my second year teaching 6th grade here at Glendale Elementary. My background is in Outdoor Recreation and Environmental Education, which are also what most of my free time is centered around. I’m also obsessed with my beautiful bird dog, New Jack.
I'm Elise Halstead also known as Mrs. Halstead, Mrs. H, or Ms. Elise. I’ve worked in the Glendale school district since May 2017. I started as an IA, helping in many different classrooms (Pre-K-12.) This will be my third year as a teacher. I am very grateful I get to help your children learn and grow! I have been working with children my whole life. I come from a big family and started teaching dance at 16. I am a wife of 7 years. My husband Daniel is a wonderful man. We fell in love doing theatre together. I am a part of a theatre troupe outside of school. Which has given me opportunities to travel around the world. I have grown and learned so much from my experiences as a performer. I am a student at WGU. I have a bunny. His name is Quincy. I love to craft and I can sew.
My name is Kailee Kidwell but my friends in Pre-k call me Miss Kailee. This will be my second year teaching Pre-k. I have lived in Glendale for about 9 years. I live here with my Husband, our daughter (she just turned one) and our three dogs. My favorites things, spending time with my family, rainy days, books, and Harry Potter.
"Title I" Teacher
I’ve been in education for 23 years. I enjoy leading the Title I Reading program.
I frequently indulge in squares of super-dark chocolate, and I love being in the great outdoors!
My name is Debbie Smith, I am a native to Glendale, Oregon. The kids call me Ms. Debbie. I have worked at this school for going on 6 years. I strongly believe that every child can learn, it is an educators responsibility to unlock their learning potential.
My name is Jazzmine Cruz. I have worked here at the elementary school for almost 10 years. I have worked with almost every grade at the elementary school including the special education department and know that kids love to learn especially when they have fun.
I have had the privilage of driving precious cargo for the district since the year 2000. I work as an IA and in the library at the elementary and am lucky to be able to go to work each day to work with the children and youth of our community. I am a wife and a biological mother of two wonderful children but feel blessed to be “the mother of many” over the years and a grandmother of one beautiful, energetic smart sponge of a girl.
Special Education Teacher
Hello, I am excited to be part of the Glendale Pirates team this year, as the new Special Education teacher. It has been a privilege to work in education for the past 14 years with experience in early intervention, K-12 and speech and language. I was born in southern California but raised in the small town of Canyonville. I have 4 children and an amazing husband of 25 years. I stay active with my family cherishing those moments full of extra-curricular activities such as soccer, dance and scouts. We love to go hiking and enjoy our Oregon Ducks athletics. Celebrating the little steps our kids make each day is why I love the world of education. In the words of Walt Disney “Our greatest national resource is the minds of our children.”