Hometown: Mountain View, CA
Education: BA Psychology & Linguistics, New York University;
MA Teaching, Relay Graduate School of Education
Julie has always been passionate about education. As an undergraduate, she volunteered as a classroom assistant with The Go Project, tutoring NYC public school students to help them catch back up to grade-level academic standards. This experience showed her the transformative impact that individual attention from additional instructors in the classroom can have, especially for students who might otherwise fall through the cracks. So immediately after graduation, Julie joined Blue Engine as a Teaching Apprentice, leading differentiated small-group instruction in Algebra and Geometry classrooms. She then chose to serve for a second year as a Team Coordinator, facilitating a team of Teaching Apprentices alongside a Lead Teacher while completing her Master’s degree. After going on to teach Geometry in NYC high schools as a Lead Teacher in her own right, Julie returned to Blue Engine as a Site Manager to have an impact beyond one single classroom. Now a Site Director, Julie coaches four teams of Teaching Apprentices, drawing upon her own experiences to help them and their Lead Teachers collaborate seamlessly and co-teach effectively. She loves working alongside such motivated teammates. In her free time, Julie enjoys reading sci-fi/fantasy and playing board games with friends.