B.S. in Family and Community Services, University of Oregon; M.A. in Childhood Education, New York University; Ed.M. in Education Leadership, Teachers College, Columbia University. Julie began her teaching career at PS 234, a social studies based elementary school, in New York City. She later moved to Chicago and taught at Hubbard Woods Elementary School and Skokie Middle School in Winnetka School District, where she served on the district’s literacy, social studies, and assessment/conferencing committees. Since returning to New York City in the summer of 2008, Julie has been teaching at Manhattan Charter School, where she has been responsible for designing and implementing the school’s first 4th grade curriculum. In addition to her teaching experience, Julie has a diverse background in educational leadership, having served as both a juvenile probation officer and an international summer camp site director. She is committed to child-centered learning and fostering achievement and growth for both students and teachers.