Julie Daz Fletcher
8663 S. Aberdeen Cir
Highlands Ranch, CO 80126
Comments from 2001:
I left our 1991 reunion and immediately moved to Oklahoma City. My husband, Jack, returned from an unaccompanied tour in Kusan, Korea and was assigned to Tinker AFB in Oklahoma. I went back to being a full-time mom, but occasionally substituted in my older son's elementary school. In 1993 Jack opted out of the newly downsized air force, and we took up residence in the growing community of Highlands Ranch, Colorado. (you may have seen our rather crowded yet sprawling community featured in National Geographic.)
In 1995 I started teaching at Douglas County High School in Castle Rock and am currently the Literacy Specialist there. I teach English and reading and work with my colleagues to improve reading in their content areas. I have been named as an Outstanding Teacher for Douglas County School District for three years running.
Previously to being crowned the literacy queen, I advised our school's yearbook for five years. Publications surprisingly developed into a passion for me. However, with two school-aged sons and their demanding schedules, I have given up advising yearbook and taken over the more sedate literary magazine. As an outgrowth of advising a publication, I am currently serving as secretary on the executive board of the Colorado High School Press Association, an organization that supports and promotes student journalism throughout the state.
Comments from 1991:
After graduation from OHS, I attended Oregon State University and the University of Utah where I graduated Cum Laude with a B.A. in English Education. I was a member of Chi Omega Sorority and participated in student government, received the Greek Council Scholarship and Pan Hellenic Scholarship and was a member of Spurs and Mortar Board. I taught English, reading, and physical education at Box Elder Junior High for two years and then became the school Reading Consultant and taught reading and English at Sand Ridge Junior High in Roy. I also served as the Chi Omega Sorority Corporation Board President. In 1980, I married Jack W. Fletcher, Jr., Lt. USAF. He is from Ogden and graduated from Utah State. We moved to Ramstein, Germany, and were there for three years. I was the Reading Improvement Specialist at Kaiserslautern Junior High in Kaiserslautern, Germany. I received an Exceptional Rating and the Sustained Superior Award for Teaching from the Department of Defense Dependant School System and was selected as an Outstanding Young Woman of America. We were then transferred to McChord AFB, Tacoma, Washington, where we lived for two years and I again taught English. On October 4, 1984, Christopher Daz Fletcher was born and I became a full-time mommy. In 1985, we were transferred to a Military Entrance Processing Station in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and I attended Alverno Women's College. Then in 1988, we were transferred to F.E. Warren AFB, Cheyenne, Wyoming. On March 18, 1989, Jeremy Brett Daz Fletcher was born. Currently, Jack is on a remote tour of duty in Kunsan, Korea, while I remain in Cheyenne and am an adjunct professor at Laramie County Community College teaching Freshman English and developmental studies.