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"This school surpassed every hope I had for my daughter. My only regret is not finding it earlier! Julie and the other teachers are kind and loving and the teaching is SO creative. You will never find this level of hands on learning at any other school. We love Lakeside Prep and my daughter is SO prepared for kindergarten!"
"Julie is an AMAZING educator! First of all, she loves each and every one of her students as if they are her own. She provides enriching activities across her curriculum that meet each and every need of her students - hands on, hands in, body moving, motor skills building, exciting activities that have students working as a class, in small groups, in pairs and independently as needed. Our family is SO happy to have found this wonderful school. We couldn't have asked for anything better!!!"
"Selia has officially skipped kindergarten and will be a first grader in the fall. She couldn't have done this without you!"
"I had a conference with Casen's teacher last week and he is above average in all subjects. In literacy fluency, the expectation is 23 wpm and he's at 103 with 99% accuracy, the highest score in the entire first grade. We are so thankful we sent him to you. I know without your help he would not be where he is today!"
"There aren't enough words to express how incredibly thankful we are for Julie Satterfield Belk and her incredible program!! Maryn has grown so much this year academically and socially, and we will never be able to thank you enough! We are sad that the school year is over, but we know that Maryn is ready to rock kindergarten! We will miss you and all the friends we made during the year."
"Over the last 2 years you have been a part of our lives and starting the kids off on their journey through life..I can't say enough wonderful things about you and your program."
"Lakeside Prep has been amazing for our son. He started when we moved to the area in February 2017. He is on the younger side and has apraxia. Miss Julie customizes the learning for each student and he has done very well the last few months of the school year. Finding with Miss Julie was a miracle in the making for him. She made us feel right at home and we could not be happier. We look forward to the next two years!"
"My children have been going to this program for more than 6 months and we couldn’t be more pleased. They absolutely love going and continuously say they can’t wait to go back. Julie finds a way to make learning fun. We are extremely impressed with the work they bring home. It’s amazing how much she can teach them in just a few hours at a time. Julie is a truly gifted teacher."
"Julie Belk has a genuine passion for teaching and nurturing "the whole child". Julie seamlessly educates and provides love and support so that her young students are eager to learn and grow."
“After knowing Julie Belk for over 10 years and working next door to her for 6 years as a colleague on the kindergarten team at Mountain Island Elementary, I can honestly say that she is one of a kind. Her personal warmth and enthusiasm offers a sense of accessibility and comfort. This, intertwined with her professional demeanor and expertise in the field of early childhood education, makes for a perfect combination. Julie exudes enthusiasm with every task she undertakes. She displays her excitement for learning and children, as well as her skills in the field, through her creativity in activities, communication with both children and parents, and her never-ending goal to meet the needs of every student in her class. Julie has this amazing ability to make every child, family, and colleague feel cared for and special. There are a select few whom I would entrust with the job of teaching my own children – Julie is definitely one of them.”
"Julie Belk first came into our lives as Matthew’s kindergarten teacher and she tutored him for almost four years. Julie was instrumental in identifying Matthew’s learning disability and was a strong advocate in helping him receive modifications in the classroom. Her work with him in reading and writing helped him make huge improvements in his grades and his self confidence. Matthew learned phonics and many other decoding strategies during his time with Julie. She was able to identify his weaknesses and give us strategies to help him succeed. My children also participated in her summer learning camps which were educational and loads of fun! Julie is patient and kind. Julie Belk has been much more than a teacher for Matthew. She gave him the tools he needed to be successful with great care. Julie always took time to share with me what they were working on and gave me activities that we could do at home to help reinforce concepts. We love her!"
Rob and Cathy C.