Julie received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Rochester and her Master of Arts and PhD in School Psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park. In addition to her more traditional day-to-day role as a school psychologist Julie also enjoys conducting countywide trainings for parents and teachers as well as designing, organizing, and implementing school wide activities to support children’s mental health. Many of these programs, such as her annual children’s mental health expo as well as school fitness walks in support of children’s mental health, have received state awards and subsequent recognition. Beyond working as a practicing school psychologist within the school-house, Julie also serves as an adjunct instructor at UMBC and conducts research.
Her professional and research interests include home-school partnerships, parent involvement and engagement, and school-based mental health. She has authored 10 publications and presented over 28 posters and workshops at different local, national, and international conferences and meetings. Julie is also involved in several local, state, and national-level school psychology related organizations, such as the American Psychological Association, Division 16, Early Career Workgroup, National Association for School Psychologists, Maryland School Psychology Association, and the Prince George’s County School Psychologists Association. In her free time Julie enjoys spending time with her family and friends as well as traveling.