Julie Schultz majored in English at Ohio State University with goals of attending law school. While working as a summer camp counselor, she realized teaching was her true calling. She moved to New York in the mid-1990s after teaching for a year in Orlando, Florida and earned her master’s degree in Multicultural Education at the College of Mount St. Vincent in the Bronx.
Julie taught grades 4 and 5 at PS 148 and PS 111 in Queens and was then hired by the Department of Education’s City Hall Academy, a lab school for enrichment and best practices in literacy and social studies. For three years, she hosted New York City public school students and their teachers facilitating two-week intensive units on civics and New York history.
Julie began teaching at PS8 in 2007. “I am marveling at how the preparation and opportunity allowed me to become a part of this amazing team,” she says. She cites the collegial and congenial environment among the school’s best traits. She hopes to continue to be a part of the PS8 community for many years to come until retirement when she lands her dream job — that of a monument tour guide in Washington, D.C.
Julie Schultz enjoys the best of both worlds — urban and suburban — by commuting to Brooklyn daily from Suffolk County, Long Island. There, she and her husband maintain a yard complete with an outdoor ping pong table, space to work out with Katana swords, and a vegetable garden. The suburbs are where they explore the outdoors as much as possible beyond their crabgrass frontier, canoeing and hiking with two Jack Russell Terriers.