Scottsdale School Board, District 48
Julie became a passionate advocate for ALL children when she began her teaching career in 1986. Since then, she has been dedicated to teaching and supporting her students, colleagues, and community. She believes education is society’s sole remaining equalizer.
As a parent of 2 children, progressive leader, and proud educator, Julie supports equality of opportunity, collaborative decision making, and the VOICE of all stakeholders- students, families, school staff, and community members. Creating meaningful change begins with listening. This has been demonstrated by her extensive work in the areas of; curriculum development, restorative justice practices, assessment and grading, teacher evaluation, budgeting, wellness, and school safety. Julie has worked as an educator, school athletic coach, performing arts director, department chair, club sponsor, assistant principal, parent volunteer, and community activist.
Julie is the gracious recipient of both the Scottsdale Foundation Quest for Excellence Award in recognition of Excellence in Civic Leadership and the Charros Teacher Award. She proudly served on the AEA Board of Directors for 6 years and as the Scottsdale Education Association President for 3 years, ensuring a commitment to excellence for all children.
She has committed to improving the decision-making process for issues that impacts students, families, school staff, and the community because it is through education that individuals gain clarity of their rights, potential, and future. Education empowers individuals to pursue their dreams, improve our world, and it provides hope.