English Coordinator, 6-12

Julie Heller
English Coordinator, 6-12

Julie Heller has been a member of the Westport Public Schools community since 2012 when she was employed as the English Department Coordinator. Prior to this appointment, she served for 8 years as an administrator in a K-12 capacity as she supervised the English, reading, and library programs for several public school districts in upstate New York.

As a teacher, Julie has experience at various levels, as well. She devoted a decade of her professional career to the teaching of both middle and high school English students. Union College recruited Ms. Heller to teach not only in their newly formed Intensive English Studies program for international graduate students but also as an assistant professor in their Master of Arts in Teaching program.

Julie has a BA in English from Cameron University, an MAT from Union College, and an MFA from Bennington College. She has also been the recipient of a number of honors. Early in her career, she earned National Board Certification as an English teacher. Julie was also chosen to represent her district and to work with other English teachers at Shi Xi High School in Shanghai, China, and she was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to travel to Japan to study their culture.

Education has been a lifelong passion of Julie’s, and it is one she rekindles each day as she strives to support teachers in their efforts to shape their students into ethical global citizens devoted to making the world a better place. Julie is a proud veteran of the United States Air Force. She has four children, two grandchildren, and, in her free time, she enjoys traveling the world with her husband.

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