Julie is the author of Tools for Teaching Conceptual Understanding and is a Verified Master Trainer and has Coaching and Change Management Certificates from the Association for the Supervision of Training and Development. She has received training from Phi Beta Kappa International on Curriculum and Assessment and is a Specialist for Dr. Erickson’s Concept-Based Curriculum and Instruction Certification Institutes. She is a James Madison Constitutional Scholar and taught Social Studies for many years. She was also the Director of Public Policy and Curriculum Innovation, leading the revision of curriculum in all subject areas grades 6 – 12 at the Cesar Chavez Public Charter Schools in Washington, DC. She has a Master’s Degree in International Education from The George Washington University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and Psychology from Loyola University New Orleans.