Julie completed her undergraduate degree in Writing, Literature, & Publishing at Emerson College in 2010 and received her MAT in English Education from Boston University in 2012. Through her graduate coursework, Julie learned and developed evidence-based instructional methods to address the unique learning needs of students in mainstream and special education classrooms. As an educator, Julie has worked as a tutor, interventionist, and teacher in preschool, elementary, high school, and adult education classrooms. Prior to working at Mansfield Hall, Julie taught language arts, social studies, and art at a Vermont-based independent, special education high school for adolescents with emotional and behavioral challenges, developing trauma-informed and collaborative techniques to support the therapeutic and academic goals of the students with whom she worked. Julie believes in strengths-based, collaborative, and individualized education that supports students to become lifelong learners with the capacity for self-advocacy, self-awareness, and contribution to their communities. Julie loves spending her leisure time performing with her dance troupe, singing in a local folk band, learning to play the banjo, reading, crafting, spending time in nature, and cuddling with her two incorrigible cats.