Julia Di Biase

BA Psychology, Licensure K-8

Grade 5

Ms. Di Biase is one of Atholton’s only home-grown Maryland teachers. She attended several Chesapeake and Potomac Conference schools where her mother taught. Ms. DiBiase was the kind of student who rushed through her work in order to bury her nose in a good book. She also wrote lots of her own stories and actually finished an entire book in ninth grade.

Her lifelong dream has been to live on a piece of property big enough to accommodate a horse. She has always been in love with horses and as a girl collected hundreds of Breyer horse statuettes. As a college student she worked during the summer as a cowboy camp counselor and wrangler at Leoni Meadows Camp in Grizzly Flats, CA.

 

Ms. DiBiase received her college education at Southern Adventist University. After graduation she came to Atholton and has been here ever since. She also has a dramatic flair and a keen wit. In her creative moments she composes music, writes stories and verse, and plays the guitar (country & Christian especially).  In fact, her school day with her students often begins with music - Ms. Di Biase leading and her students singing along with her. These skills are often combined in classroom instruction or Drama Club scripts.

 

When she gets a chance to travel, Ms. Di Biase often heads west to the desert areas of North America - such places as Bryce Canyon, Zion, or Grand Canyon National Parks.  She has also visited Yosemite National Park and Mono Lake. She eventually hopes to travel to all 50 states in the US.

When asked about her teaching, she stated "I love the 'light bulb' moment when a student finally understands a concept, and they are excited about it. I appreciate teaching at a Christian school because I can share my faith and the hope that Jesus brings into our lives."