Julie stumbled upon IEW 15 years ago when her oldest 2 boys were in 5th and 6th grade. IEW has been foundational in the education of all five of her boys. Julie holds a B.A. in 1–6 Education and a minor in Bible from the University of Northwestern, St. Paul. She is wife to Nate (a public school teacher for 30 years), mom to five boys and a beautiful daughter-in-law, and grandma to one sweet little boy. Julie taught elementary school while helping to start up an American/International school in Dubai, UAE. After the birth of her third son, Nate and Julie returned to the US and have homeschooled for the past 20 years. In her free time, you’ll find Julie reading, traveling (most recently to Ghana and Italy), taking walks, teaching piano lessons at her private studio, leading studies for women at church, and binging on Masterpiece Theater period shows.