Julie Harris lives in Carrboro, NC with her husband, Etan, and two boys, Noam and Jayden. She has over twenty years of experience in the field of Jewish education.
Julie received her joint masters degrees in Jewish Education and Non-Profit Management from the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (Los Angeles). She received her B.A. in Liberal Studies from San Diego State University in 1991, and her multiple subject teaching credential in 1992. Last summer, Julie completed a two-week residency in painting and drawing at the Penland School of Crafts.
From 2010 thru 2015, Julie served as the art teacher for The Lerner Jewish Day School in Durham. One highlight was the creation of a program that focused on cultivating compassion within the larger school community, culminating with an exhibition of artwork based on the school community’s interpretation of compassion.
Prior to working at The Lerner School, Julie sat on the school’s board of directors in 2006, becoming president of the board in 2008. During her tenure, the school partnered with the Jewish Federation of Durham-Chapel Hill to raise money and build a preschool wing for the school and the Levin Jewish Community Center.