Julie Gronewold

Staff

Teacher Admission and Field Experience Coordinator in Education

After being an elementary educator for 17 years I've decided to make a shift to higher education! My classroom experiences included teaching first, second and third grades, as well various leadership roles within my building (Eagle Lake Elementary) and district (Mankato Area Public Schools). I am thrilled to share my knowledge and passion for education with the next generation of teachers at Gustavus!  If you are thinking about a career in education, please come visit with me!

My time outside the office is spent on bleachers cheering for the St. Peter Saints or on my bike!  My daughter is a sophomore soccer player and track sprinter. My son is a 7th grade wrestler, soccer and football player, and (likely) track sprinter. I LOVE watching my kids compete and seeing their hard work and dedication to their sports come to fruition. I also have a bit of a competitive side! About 10 years ago I participated in my first triathlon and over the years have completed over 40 races from Sprint to Half Ironman distances. While I still swim regularly, I dropped running for a fierce focus on cycling. In November 2019 I competed at the 12 & 24 Hour World Time Trial Championships in California where I was able to put down 181 miles in 12 hours. Riding my bike allows me to think without distractions and enjoy the beautiful world around me! I also enjoy fat biking, camping, hiking, water skiing, and downhill skiing (last winter I was on the Adult Race League at Mt. Kato). Being an educator is an intense job and I’m a firm believer in finding passions outside of school to stay balanced and healthy!

Education

MS Minnesota State University, Mankato in Teaching and Learning; BS Minnesota State University, Mankato in Elementary Education PreK-6