My name is Julie or “Miss Julie,” and I am the Director of the TMMA at Providence. That means I am a life coach, a mentor, a strategist, and a teacher to kids who are 12-18 years old. Instruction is only a part of our work here. Organization, creativity, personal growth, life skills, practical application, motivation, and autonomy, are a massive part of what we explore in this phase of life—learning to work against the odds, press through tough challenges, and find hope in surprising places are skills taught on a daily basis. Discovering purpose, identity, relationships, and responsibility are a part of the process of becoming an adult, which is what our students are working toward. This means they must practice for that role and gain an understanding of their in the world.
I love seeing others grasp new things and understand huge and complex concepts! Beyond working with students, I am also a lifelong learner. I have a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Colorado Christian University and a master’s degree in organizational leadership from Grand Canyon University. I’m a huge proponent of family connections, and I’m currently working on my Ph.D. in Parenting Psychology. I am an ordained minister and have served over 25 years in family ministry.
I highly value Christian education. I believe this happens best by interweaving a biblical worldview into everything taught and helping kids fall in love with Jesus as He guides them through life. I am committed to helping your kids succeed wherever they are in their educational journey and committed to helping them learn to be an advocate for themselves.
I haven’t always lived in North Carolina. I grew up in Colorado. My husband and I have been married 32 years, and we have four grown kids. I am a published author, and I love to bake and decorate works of art. My family loves to get away for the weekend, go on mission trips, and travel on adventurous vacations. I have visited 47 states and traveled to 3 continents. Life is an adventure, and tomorrow will have something new to offer.