Science Department Chair
Julie relocated to Albuquerque from Princeton, NJ, with her husband, Shashank, and their two cats in 2013 joining Menaul School on the same year. For the previous eight years, Julie taught Upper School Science – Biology, Environmental Science, Marine Science and Forensic Science – at The Hun School of Princeton. During that time, she was also a resident faculty member in the school’s boarding program. For the last two years, Julie was the Ninth Grade Dean at the school, working on developing advisory curriculum and school-wide special events and service learning opportunities for freshmen and building a stronger and more welcoming school culture. She has also been assistant director of several theatrical productions, community service co-coordinator, student council advisor, honor council advisor and faculty advisor to the Knitting and Environmental Clubs. One focus of her recent work has been developing opportunities for student leadership and helping students to build their leadership skills through work in those positions.
Julie loves being outdoors and is excited to get to know more about New Mexico plants and wildlife, in addition to cooking, knitting and gardening.
Inquiry-based learning, engineering in the classroom, character education, developing student leadership
B.S. in Biology with a minor in Chemistry, Millersville University (Millersville, PA)
M.S. in Science of Instruction, Drexel University (Philadelphia, PA)
Professional Certifications, Endorsements, and Awards
Project Infuse Grant Recipient, Biology and Engineering Curriculum Infusion Project, National Science Foundation and Stevens Institute of Technology
Junior Faculty Award, The Hun School of Princeton
New Jersey Association of Independent Schools Leadership Institute