My name is Julianne Beecher, and I love teaching Family & Consumer Sciences! I am from Southern Utah--specifically the small town of Hurricane--where I grew up with red dirt in my shoes and with the summer heat regularly melting things in my car. After high school, I decided to leave the desert and find out what green hills actually looked like. I packed up and moved to the town of Logan to become an Aggie at Utah State University. I pursued my dream career, earning a Bachelor's degree in Family & Consumer Sciences--and despite freezing my first winter in Logan, I fell in love with the town, even staying for my first teaching job at Logan High School.
But the red hills of Utah called me back home to Southern Utah, and brought me to Dixie High School in St. George. I taught FACS at Dixie High for seven years, growing and expanding the program. I have loved teaching and sharing my enthusiasm and passion for FACS with my students. I am so excited to join Utah Online School this year.
Outside of teaching, I devour any book I can get my hands on. I'm also a music nut and adore singing and playing guitar with my family, playing the violin, and attempting the nose whistle ;-). I married my best friend in 2012, and we now have three lovely, lively children: Amelia Kate, Henry, and Harriet (Hattie). Together, we love hiking, camping, jumping on the trampoline, and exploring the sand dunes--so much red dirt in all our shoes!