- MEd, Teaching English, Bob Jones University
- BS, Secondary Education, Tennessee Temple University
Julie grew up in a Christian home and came to Christ at the age of six. She has always loved to read and in high school realized that she also loved to communicate through the written word. Because her favorite classes were always her English classes, she decided to major in Secondary Education with a proficiency in English. She went on to obtain her M. Ed. in Teaching English and started teaching college-level freshman English courses in the fall of 1988.
God has given Julie the opportunity to work primarily with students who struggle with grammar. In the past three years, she has developed her own curriculum in order to help these students succeed academically in their freshman English courses. The majority of her students are able to grasp the concepts that had previously been difficult for them and to apply those concepts satisfactorily in their future English courses. Julie recently participated in a three-week summer institute in order to improve her teaching effectiveness. The lessons she learned from that institute have already had an impact on her teaching and will no doubt continue to do so for years to come. A graduate-level editing course from Northern Arizona University has also helped improve the way she evaluates her students’ writing assignments.
Julie and her husband have three grown children and one grandson. They have attended Faith Baptist Church in Taylors, SC, for the past twenty-nine years, where they are involved in their Sunday School classes. She is a nursery supervisor at church, and she and her husband participate in outreach on a regular basis. She enjoys digital scrapbooking, reading, and being outside as much as possible.