Texas SBEC certified teacher
25 years experience
It is my passion to help others develop new skills. I absolutely love it when my students have their "lightbulb" moment.
Julie was excellent to work with! Very knowledgable and east to get along with as well. She made the lessons fun, and the food delicious!
Have a "meet & greet" session as part of the first lesson to assess current knowledge and establish goals.
It is important to learn about my students and create a trusting relationship.
I was a classroom teacher for 13 years. For the last 7 years, I have been a community health educator. My focus is Nutrition and Healthy Eating. I really enjoy the science of nutrition and how to apply that to cooking healthy meals for a family.
I have a Bachelor's Degree in Home Economics and Spanish and a Master of Public Health in Nutrition. This education has included courses in Statistics, Chemistry, Biology, Nutrition, Spanish Grammar and Literature, and Food Science.
I have earned a Standard Classroom Teacher Certificate from the Texas State Board of Educator Certification (Home Ec, Health, Speech, Science and Social Studies) and a Community Health Worker/Promotora Certficate from the Texas Department of State Health Services. Both of these require annual Continuing Education Units to maintain and are verifyable by the public.
I have received "Lay Leader" certfications in Stanford University's Chronic Disease, Chronic Pain, and Diabetes Self-Management Programs, Texas A&M AgriLife's Si, Yo Puedo Controlar Mi Diabetes, and Wisdom, Power & Control Diabetes Self-Managment Programs as well as A Matter of Balance, a fall-prevention workshop developed by Maine Health.