Julie is delighted to be back in the classroom, joining the St. Cletus School family as a 1st Grade Teacher. For the past few years (and presently) she has been blessed to fulfill her hobby as an art instructor at a local studio. Prior to teaching art from the studio, she earned M.A. in Reading Instruction from Concordia University while tutoring primary grade students from their homes. After working as Teacher’s Assistant in a 3-5 grade self-contained classroom, she taught preschool for 3 years. She first graduated St. Xavier University in the early 1990’s with a degree in Psychology. She then went to the American Academy of Art. After earning a degree in Illustration, she worked as a production artist at a couple of Educational Textbook companies.