When she was in fifth grade, Julie D. Ramsay decided that she wanted to become a teacher when she sat in class and struggled to understand what her teacher refused to explain. She vowed that no student should ever have to sit in another classroom and feel that frustration. After 21 years in the classroom, Julie is passionate about reaching each individual student, wherever they are in their learning journey, whatever challenges they may face. Currently, she teaches sixth graders English language arts and reading at Rock Quarry Middle School in Tuscaloosa.
A graduate of the University of Montevallo and Walden University, educational writer, International Literacy Association columnist, international presenter, blogger, and author of Can We Skip Lunch and Keep Writing? Collaborating in Class and Online. Julie became board certified as a Middle Childhood Generalist in 2007. She joined the Alabama NBCT Network board in 2010 in the role of vice-president and became the network's president in 2015. For the last four years, Julie has actively advocated at the local, state, and national level for high quality education for each and every student.