Based in San Diego, California, Julie brings her passion for students and multifaceted experience in education and marketing to Connor Associates. She is currently serving as an elected School Board member for Solana Beach (CA) School District, which also includes Carmel Valley, Rancho Santa Fe, and Pacific Highlands Ranch. She regularly participates in developing goals and managing budget priorities for the public school District.
Her experience as a substitute teacher, PTA President, Volunteer Mentor, and 20 year Girl Scout Leader influences her devotion and advocacy for excellent education opportunities for students and the lifelong implications that entails.
After graduating with a Marketing degree from San Diego State University, Julie was a successful Senior Account Manager for Creative Promotional Services in Los Angeles County, where she created effective promotional marketing solutions to help clients build their brand, acquire and retain customers, increase sales, and motivate employees. She worked closely with business owners, marketing and H.R. departments, and television executive producers.
Years later, Julie moved from Los Angeles to San Diego, where she owned a successful photography business focusing on her favorite subjects; children and families. Implementing creative marketing strategies, Julie enjoyed cross-marketing promotions with a children’s retailer.
As a life-long learner and education advocate, Julie devotes time daily researching current education, wellness, and parenting trends. Her favorite community service is sharing parenting articles on her Facebook page “Parent Education Connection”.
Julie takes great pleasure in having the opportunity to help schools thrive by active listening, gathering data, and making strategic recommendations as a research associate with Connor Associates.