Born and raised in Wisconsin in a family of German immigrants, Julia comes from an anthroposophical background as she attended a Waldorf school as a child and spent time on her grandparent’s biodynamic farm. She holds a BA in the Spanish language, Latin American, Caribbean, and Iberian Studies as well as a certificate in Chican@ Latin@ Studies from the University of Wisconsin Madison. Throughout the years she has further developed her passion for Latinx cultures as her travels have led her to Peru, Costa Rica, and Mexico. Upon graduation, she moved to Granada, Spain where she spent three and a half years teaching ESL and yoga as well as immersing herself in the Spanish language and culture. She believes that learning another language is an opportunity for a child to develop a new sense of thinking, feeling, and relating. With Spanish becoming the second language of the United States, it is a great passion of hers to foster bilingualism in the next generation. She has worked in dual-immersion programs in public schools through AmeriCorps as a reading tutor and classroom assistant and is trained as an Orton Gillingham Reading tutor. Additionally, she works part-time as a Spanish/English interpreter with the Buncombe County Schools. Her interests include languages, salsa and bachata dance, travel, the outdoors, sustainable food, and yoga. She believes in the value of language acquisition forming an integral part of children’s education alongside the teaching of cultural competency.
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ASHEVILLE WALDORF SCHOOL
531 Haywood Road
Asheville, NC 28806
Main office: 828.575.2557