Degrees and Certifications:

MA in Special Education

Ms. Julie Gansko

In our Barnett Elementary STEPSS program, we embrace the amazing!  Our students may have some specialized learning needs, but they amaze us each and everyday!  

To give families a little information about my background, I grew up in South Dakota.  I have been working with students with special needs and more specifically children with autism for the past 23 years.  I started in the field providing Applied Behavioral Analysis instruction to students within the home and school settings for 5 years.  After earning my teaching credential and masters degree from Chapman University, I taught a K-2nd grade special day class designed to meet the learning needs of children with autism in the San Diego area for 5 years.  I enjoyed teaching that type of class so much that I never stopped!  When I moved to the Temecula Valley area in 2006, I was thrilled to take on a STEPSS Class in the Temecula Valley Unified School District and have continued in that position.  

I enjoy helping new STEPSS teachers in our district and have served as a coach for new teachers who are clearing their credentials for the past 5 years.  In my personal life, I enjoy nature walks, running, shopping, and reading.  

It is my joy to work at Barnett Elementary teaching our students with special needs!