Julie Arnold was raised in Utah on a cattle ranch where she learned the meaning and love of hard work. After teaching upper elementary school for six years at American Heritage, she departed in 2010 for Central America where she and her husband served as Perpetual Education Missionaries. Two of Mrs. Arnold’s most cherished missionary assignments were teaching music to primary children, and teaching Book of Mormon Institute classes to students at San Carlos University in Guatemala City. While at AHS, Mrs. Arnold taught third grade, fifth grade, and after her mission fourth grade. She is very excited to be back in 5th grade teaching about America and the founding fathers. American History has been Mrs. Arnold’s passion since she was very young. Mrs. Arnold served with her daughters as docents at This Is the Place State Park in the pioneer village where they shared pioneer demonstrations such as spinning and weaving while they told the Mormon Pioneer story. Mrs. Arnold had a unique and extraordinary experience when she and family members pulled a handcart from Winter Quarters to Salt Lake on the 1997 Sesquicentennial Mormon Wagon Train. Spending time with her five children and ten grandchildren is her favorite hobby. Mrs. Arnold loves teaching children, and is deeply grateful for the opportunity to be teaching again at American Heritage School, where she can share her testimony of the Savior and her love of His Gospel. Welcome, Mrs. Arnold!