Julie received her degree in Education and Special Education from Eastern Michigan University. Her degree emphasis encompassed students with hearing and communication challenges, and she spent the following few years teaching teens with multiple disabilities at a school for deaf-blind students. During the next eighteen years, Julie used her teaching skills to lead small group studies, primarily in ministry settings, and more recently, to homeschool. Her love of writing began as a child, but truly blossomed while reading and editing her husband’s doctoral dissertation, while at the same time keeping steady communication lines open with family overseas. Julie added to her writing knowledge and experience by taking creative and spiritual writing courses at both the University of St Andrews, Scotland, and Belmont University. Julie has made her home here in Nashville since 2005, along with her husband, Steve, and her four children. She is excited to teach 8th Grade Literature and 8th Grade Composition at The Academy Tutorial.