BA, Patrick Henry College
Ever since Juli showed a fifth grader how to work a unit-conversion problem when she was seventeen, she has known that God has gifted her to teach. She has also known that her gift does not rely on her power—that same fifth grader got the problem wrong because of Juli’s dyslexia!
A gift of teaching that is bare of content does no one good, so God also gave Juli a long list of hobbies and interests: handwork of almost every description, quilting, clothing design and construction, gardening, cuisine experimentation, music (Renaissance through some Romantic mostly, though she does enjoy bluegrass and melodic contemporary stuff like soundtracks), history, philosophy, theology, literature (few things that flaunt themselves as “modern”), and a little bit of politics.
Juli is the oldest of seven and graduate of her family’s homeschool program. She taught art and choir to first through third graders for a year after graduating from PHC, then spent the next three years as the primary teacher at a one-room schoolhouse co-op for local homeschooled high-schoolers – Bible, math, European history, US history, and British literature. Juli also spent the second two of those years teaching for PHC Prep, so this is her fourth teaching venture heading into its third year.