Archive for Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Neighbors: Julianne Newberry

Julianne Newberry

Julianne Newberry

May 20, 2009

Occupation: Children’s program coordinator at Tonganoxie Public Library.

Family: Parents, Joe and Sheryl, sister and brother-in-law, Jennifer and Drew; and grandmother Margaret.

Place of birth: Wichita.

Q: When did you move to Tonganoxie, and what brought you here?

A: I actually still live in Lawrence, but I began commuting to Tonganoxie in February for my new job at the library.

Q: What's the biggest risk you've ever taken?

A: Moving away from my family to a city where I knew no one for my first teaching job.

Q: What's the best piece of advice you've ever been given?

A: To believe in myself.

Q: What three things would you want people to know about you?

A: I love kids; I’m passionate about literacy; and I love history and travel.

Q: What did you want to be when you grew up?

A: Teacher.

Q: What's your ideal vacation spot?

A: Europe (England or Italy).

Favorite things

Song: “Twilight” soundtrack.

Color: Dark blue.

Food: Pizza, chocolate and barbecue chips.

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