Justin Blomquist has been teaching in the field of Special Education/Behavior for 6 years. Mr. Blomquist has a B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). Prior to entering education, Mr. Blomquist worked for 2 years as a Research Scientist Assistant at UTSA’s Center for Archaeological Research (CAR). At CAR, he gained experience as Field Archaeologist, and occasional the Project Leader, Lab Technician, Co-Author of Site Reports and assisted in their Summer Youth Education Program. In 2013, seeking to help others, Mr. Blomquist obtained his teaching certification and entered the field of education.
Mr. Blomquist started his teaching career at Fair Oaks Ranch Elementary as a one-on-one teaching assistant in a behavior classroom. After one year as a Teaching Assistant at Fair Oaks, Mr. Blomquist was hired as a Special Education Teacher at Curington Elementary. Mr. Blomquist fell in love with Curington and the Boerne community through their support for education so when the time came to decide where to buy a house and set down roots, it was only going to be a home in Boerne ISD. At Curington Elementary he has served in many roles including; Special Education Department Chair, BOA curriculum instructor, Non-Violent Crisis Prevention and Intervention Instructor for BISD, inclusion support staff, Boerne ISD Strategic 50 committee member, classroom co-teacher, case manager, behavior support specialist, and social skills teacher. Using his strong background knowledge of culture, Linguistics, Biological Anthropology, and Sociology Mr. Blomquist brings a unique perspective to his work with special education students in Boerne ISD.
Originally from Houston, Mr. Blomquist grew up in Canyon Lake and attended Smithson Valley High School where he met his wife. Mr. Blomquist’s wife is also a teacher in Boerne ISD and his daughter attends BISD schools. He and his family have lived in Boerne for the past 7 years. When he is not teaching, he enjoys coaching his daughter's softball team, working in the yard, woodworking, listening to music, playing the drums, and making amazing barbecue ribs! YUM!