Julie Gonzales, math teacher at White Pine High School was named Ely Lions Club Teacher of the Month for February.
Gonzales was nominated by her principal Adam Young and has taught and worked in the White Pine County school district since 1988.
“2010 to present I have taught high school math,” said Gonzales, “From 2006 – 2010, I was the vice principal at White Pine High School.”
Gonzales graduated from Western Montana College of the University of Montana in 1988 with a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics. In 1993 she was a state finalist for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics Teaching, Secondary Mathematics Division.
She Graduated from Montana State University-Billings with a Master’s degree in Middle School Mathematics in 1997 and completed coursework at UNLV in Educational Leadership to gain her credentials for administration in 2005.
“From 1988 – 2006, I taught math at the White Pine Middle School. One of those years I served as Dean of Students,” Gonzales said.
Gonzales is married to Don Gonzales and has a daughter Erin Gonzales.
“I love to spend time with family & friends,” Gonzales explained . “When I’m not correcting math papers, I can be found on a golf course. During the summer, I play in many couples golf tournaments with my husband Don.”
Gonzales has served on the Golf Advisory Board for the last three years and has served as the secretary for the last two.