Ms. Julie Huson has more than twenty years of teaching experience in both public and independent schools. She holds a California Teaching Credential as well as a Master of Science in Education with an emphasis on curriculum and text accessibility for children and English Language Learners. In 2012, she received a Fulbright Distinguished Teacher Award, which allowed her to work in Northern England where she researched and developed a series of lessons to help students examine their feelings and adjust empathetically to a rapid migrant influx. Upon returning to the United States, Ms. Huson revised a curriculum for American educators, and since then “No One is From Here” has been tested and launched in select schools.
Ms. Huson has a particular interest in American history and has written a number of plays for children which explore historical events. As a Lifeguard Teaching Fellow in 2015 at George Washington’s Mount Vernon, she created a read-aloud play which is available on the site’s educational resources.
Her most recent career experience was with Super Stars Literacy of Oakland, where she facilitated programming supporting early literacy intervention. She has recently settled in the Fremont-Newark area and is excited to be working directly with students as the BASIS independent school community expands.