Julie started at Clay-Platte Montessori School as a mother when her son, David-now in the Farm School, was a toddler. A few years later she became an assistant in the Upper Elementary. After a year in Upper Elementary classroom she began teaching Art to Clay-Platte students. Julie holds a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and a bachelor's degree in Fine Art from Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas.
She enjoys working in a variety of artistic mediums; stained glass, paper collage, painting, drawing and gardening among them. Julie also enjoys spending time with her family and pets.