Julie Stevens graduated from Northridge University with a B.A. in Liberal Studies and continued her education, receiving a Multiple Subject Credential. She later earned a Master’s Degree as a Reading Specialist. She was hired as a Primary Elementary School teacher by the Conejo Valley Unified School District in 1985 and has worked at Meadows Elementary teaching 1st or 2nd grade for the past 30 years. During her time at the district, she was also hired as a Mentor Teacher for Language Arts and conducted numerous workshops for the C.V.U.S.D. teachers. When Meadows Elementary School closed, Julie was excited to help with the MATES Charter and co-wrote the first and second grade curriculum for the Charter School. Meadows/MATES has always had a special place in her heart, for not only has she been an instructor there, but also attended Meadows Elementary as a student in kindergarten through sixth grade. Julie has a husband named Alan and two boys, Corey, a graduate of Coconino College, and Brian, a graduate and employee of NAU. Both boys attended Meadows Elementary, just like their mother. She is thrilled to be a part of such an innovative school, creative staff, and supportive MATES community and is looking forward to another fantastic school year.