Deer Lakes

School District

Julie Cousley


My name is Julie Cousley, and I am a Third Grade Language Arts teacher at East Union Intermediate Center.  I have been teaching third grade at Deer Lakes since 2003.  Prior to teaching third grade at Deer Lakes, I was a substitute for the district for two years.  I received my undergraduate degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and my master's degree from Gannon University.

I love teaching!  I can't imagine doing anything else. Every day is an adventure, and I enjoy every second of it!  Helping my students grow throughout the course of the year is the greatest reward.

My family lives in the district, and my son is an eighth-grader at the middle school.  I am proud to be a graduate, a lifelong resident, and an employee of the Deer Lakes School District.  I truly believe that Deer Lakes is the best place to be!

For the 2020-2021 school year, I will be the Third Grade ELA [email protected] (Distance Learning At Deer Lakes) teacher.  As we embark on this journey together through uncharted waters, please know that I am always available to answer any questions or address any concerns that you may have.  We are in this together!  


Each morning, a list of the day's activities and assignments will be posted in Google Classroom.

The week of January 18-22



Reviewing & Reinforcing Unit 3 Skills & Strategies 

*Review Tests are Wednesday & Thursday  




How to Informative Writing

*Unit 3 Grammar Skills Test is Friday  

Weekly Newsletter

Parent's Guide to Standards Based Report Cards

Assignments are listed on the "Daily To-Do Sheet" each day.  The "Daily To-Do Sheet" is designed to be a checklist of daily activities and assignments.  Please check your child's sheet each day.  Homework is due the day after it is assigned.  
During a typical week, students will prepare Wednesday night for Thursday's spelling and English tests.  Reading tests are Friday.  
*Any changes will be noted on the weekly newsletter and written on the "Daily To-Do Sheet."  

Students will not have a lot of homework; however, what is assigned is expected to be completed.  



Lunch Menu
Online Access to Wonders Website:

Google Classroom Link:

ELA Home Base (links to programs used in class):

Scholastic Book Orders:  Our class code is GZMWR.  Use this code to order books online and have them sent directly to our classroom.




    . Julie Cousley .

Distance Learning Teacher, Grade 3

English, Language Arts, and Social Studies

57 East Union Road
Cheswick, PA 15024

Phone: 724.265.5330, Ext. 4305
Fax: 724.265.1699

Office Hours:

Please feel free to contact me through email, by phone, or by writing a note in your child's assignment book.  I will contact you as soon as possible.

Joined Deer Lakes:

I began my career with Deer Lakes in 2001.


  • Deer Lakes High School
  • B.S. Elementary Education
  • M. Ed. Curriculum and Instruction