Julie Andresen will be celebrating 33 years as an educator this January and her 4th year here at Pinewood! 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 Pre- K-4 in both public and private schools in Nebraska, and was honored with Teacher of the Year in 2013. Julie made San Jose CA her home in 2013 with her husband, two daughters, and their pets. Before coming to Pinewood, she taught Kindergarten and first grade at Willow Glen Elementary. Now that her two daughters are college grads, she plans to return for her masters in Educational Leadership this Spring! During her spare time Julie teaches tap classes at a local dance studio and enjoys exploring California with her family. Julie is beyond blessed to be a part of the Pinewood community.