Julie Andresen will be celebrating her 30th year in education in January of 2019! She began her teaching career in Nebraska at a local dance studio at the age of 12. Soon after, her love of children helped her decide to make teaching her career, whether it be in a studio or a classroom. Julie earned her BS in Elementary Education with a specialization in Early Childhood from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. She has taught grades K-4 in both public and private schools in Nebraska, and was honored with Teacher of the Year in 2013. Julie moved to San Jose six years ago with her husband, two daughters, and their pets. Before coming to Pinewood, she taught Kindergarten and first grade at Willow Glen Elementary. In her spare time Julie teaches tap classes at a local dance studio and enjoys exploring California with her family. Julie has been warmly welcomed and is thrilled to be a part of the Pinewood community.