Who is Miss J?


Bobcat Greetings! I am Miss Justine Juart and after a fabulous summer, I am so excited to start a new school year! I began my teaching career a few years ago at Stump, teaching fifth grade, and am ecstatic to return for my seventh year! I can NOT believe how fast time has flown!

            I was born and raised in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. (yes, home of the groundhog and Groundhog’s Day!) As a child, and throughout my whole school career, the only job I ever wanted to pursue was teaching. This dream came from watching both parents work and believe in public education. My mom was an elementary classroom teacher for 35 years and my dad was our district’s athletic director, with previous experience teaching history and coaching football at our high school and at a public university. After my high school graduation in 2003, I began my journey to becoming a teacher, at Indiana University of Pennsylvania where I obtained my Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education in May of 2007. And so a new journey began: my job search! After many job fairs, applications, interviews, and school visits, my journey came to a close with Guy K. Stump Elementary. I am so blessed to have “landed” here. The sadness of saying goodbye to my family and friends from home and college has been mended by the overwhelming amount of support, encouragement, and love from the entire Stump community, (or as I like to refer to you all, my Virginia family!)

     I have many hobbies that I enjoy in my free time! I am very active in local community theater and try to perform as much as possible! Since living in Staunton, I have performed in eleven local productions and even starred in Hairspray!  What an experience! This fall will bring a new challenge as I will be directing a main stage show at ShenanArts. I am very excited for the new challenge!I also enjoy spending time with my friends, watching movies, reading, working out at the YMCA, and of course SHOPPING!  I also love the outdoors, the color purple, the STEELERS,  popcorn, Diet Pepsi, office supplies, sparkles, singing and laughing. : )
     I am looking forward to a FABULOUS 2012-2013 school year, and getting to know all of my "gems!"
Some Miss J. Pics! (I LOVE taking pictures!)
My family!
I am the proud aunt of Gigi, who is five, and Dawson who is 3 months old!
     Gigi and "Aunt Teen Teen" 
  My niece Gigi and I!
My dad, baby Dawson, and I 
 My dad, Dawson, and I
My dad and brother are very special to me! They still live in PA, and I love to visit them as often as possible!  My brother's name is David, and he is married to Brandy. They are the proud parents of Gigi and Dawson who you saw above
The Juart family!  
 My mom passed away when I was 20 years old. I miss her very much, and think of her every single day. She was a very special person who was beautiful on the inside and out! She was a teacher, too!  Below is a picture of her when she was my age! It is one of my favorite pictures of her!
Theater Pictures!
Below are some pictures of some recent theater performances I've been involved in! I love being on stage and dressing up in all the different costumes. Here are some pictures of my favorite characters I've played recently!
Summer 2012- Henrietta in "All Shook Up." 
All Shook Up  
 Summer 2012- Judge in "Legally Blonde"
 Legally Blonde
Fall 2011 Schwartzy in "Putnam County Spelling Bee" 
My ALL TIME FAVORITE ROLE....Tracy in Hairspray!!
My friends are so important in my life, as well! They, along with my family, are my biggest blessing in life!  


Last Modified on August 19, 2013