San Diego Unified School District

She’s All About Science! Muirlands’ Julie Latta is runner-up for District Teacher of the Year

She’s All About Science! Muirlands’ Julie Latta is runner-up for District Teacher of the Year

On a recent Wednesday afternoon, once the students from Muirlands Middle School were out of the classroom and on their way home, sixth- grade science teacher Julie Latta took a bucket of dead lab frogs and washed them in preparation for a major scientific experiment the next day.

“We’re going to dissect frogs tomorrow,” she told La Jolla Light. “We’ve been studying body systems and we’re building up to a human’s. We started with cells and how cells make tissues, and tissues make organs, and organs make systems (like the digestive or endocrine) and those systems work together to create an organism. We’ve been working on that and how those systems interact, what the organs...

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