Julia Young is Nationally Board Certified, and has been teaching for the past 18 years. The first 14 years were spent in a Title One school. From 2013-2017, Julia worked at Deep Creek Elementary School. She now teaches fifth grade mathematics and science at E. W. Chittum Elementary School.
Julia has worked diligently to maintain a high level of expectations for her students, while still meeting and addressing their individual needs. She integrates problem-based learning into her lessons, allowing for collaboration, real-world examples, and hands-on learning. Julia also integrates science and technology to help her students become critical thinkers as well as life-long learners.
At a five week summer institute (the Virginia Initiative for Science Teaching and Achievement), Julia worked with local youth while learning to integrate problem-based learning into the curriculum. She is a member of the Virginia Association of Science Teachers, has presented professional development for her school system, and has worked as a cooperating teacher for undergraduate students. Julia has written and received several grants for technology and manipulatives for her classroom.
Julia earned a B.S., cum laude, in elementary education from Longwood College, and a M.Ed, magna cum laude, in education from Old Dominion University. She is certified to teach prekindergarten through eighth grade.