Julie grew up in Grand Ledge, Michigan where she attended St. Michael’s Catholic school. She attended Michigan State University for her BA in elementary education, as well as her MA in Literacy. Julie is a certified reading specialist for grades kindergarten through twelfth grade and adores teaching students to read! She also is certified to teach language arts in grades sixth through eighth. She currently teaches first grade and has taught as St. Thomas Aquinas Parish School for ten years. Julie also helps direct and produce the STA middle school spring musical.
Julie is married to Tony and they live in East Lansing. They enjoy watching MSU football, skiing, boating, and spending time with their families when they come to visit.