Julie became a passionate advocate for all children when she began her teaching career in 1986. Since then, she has dedicated her efforts to teaching and supporting all students, families, colleagues, and her community.
As a parent of two SUSD graduates, community advocate, and award-winning educator, she supports equality of opportunity and collaborative decision-making as the means to move SUSD forward. Her diverse experiences and personal skill-set are unique and demonstrated by her extensive work in: curriculum development, assessment and grading, personnel evaluation, restorative justice, social-emotional wellness, school safety, and extensive school administration coursework. Her diverse school service roles include: coach, performing arts director, department chair, club sponsor, assistant principal, and parent volunteer. Her leadership on the Arizona Education Association Board of Directors, and as Scottsdale Education Association President enhances her commitment to excellence for ALL children.