Parker-Chase Preschool – Carrollton
Julie is currently the School Leader of Parker-Chase Preschool located in Carrollton, Texas. Julie has extensive experience working with young children in a variety of different capacities. Julie initially worked with children as a Job Coordinator for Youth Opportunities Unlimited, a project at the University of North Texas (UNT). As the coordinator, she was responsible for locating jobs for over one hundred students on the campus as well as supervising their job performance and payroll accounts. Julie was also responsible for developing and writing the annual Y.O.U. Program report for the Coordinating Board in Austin, Texas. After receiving a B.A. in Child Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin, she worked at a therapeutic group home, Morning Glory Treatment Center for Children. Julie continued her education at the University of North Texas, where she received a Masters of Science in Early Childhood Education.
Julie was the first student at UNT to file a thesis electronically. In addition to working with children in those capacities, Julie has worked for over thirty years in the early childhood profession. Her experience includes working with a variety of different age groups, from infancy to after school age children, implementing appropriate lesson plans and supervision. Julie also helped develop and implement a private school serving grades K-2nd. Julie has mentored several college students as they worked on completing academic internships. Aside from those experiences, she has worked as a School Leader for two programs, one of which has been nationally accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) since 1993. The program has also received merit extensions on their accreditation status. Julie was also recognized as the Texas Association for the Education of Young Children (TAEYC) Administrator of the Year award in 2014.
In her experience working with young children, Julie participated in Success for Life, a pilot program initiated from UNT, focusing on brain research on young children and implementation of appropriate curriculum. She has presented workshops at the DAEYC, TAEYC, and NAEYC conferences, with a focus on environments for children, teacher made materials, and early childhood brain development. She successfully led a social skills class for emotionally disturbed children. Julie has presented at the UNT Brain Conference on practical application of brain research in the preschool classroom. Julie has been on the advisory board for Special Care and Career Services (ECI), served as a validator for the National Association for the Education for Young Children, and is currently a member of that organization. Julie is currently on the advisory board for the Early Childhood Department at Brookhaven Community College.