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Julie C Schrag
Special Education Consultant

 

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About Julie
'The key to wisdom is this - constant and frequent questioning,
for by doubting we are led to question and by questioning we arrive at the truth."
~ Peter Abelard

History: Julie decided to become a Special Education teacher when she was a child herself, at the age of 10. She began her education and journey when in high school, tutoring young children living in housing projects on the south side of Chicago. She then attended Western Washington University and obtained her Special Education degree. With 30 years of direct service to children, families, schools, and community groups, Julie's areas of expertise include: autism, social-emotional development, strategic behavior intervention planning and implementation, and parent education and advocacy.

Past and Current Highlights:

  • Special Education Teacher: working in various high need school settings as a classroom teacher, behavior interventionist, and autism program specialist
  • Family Education Leader: training and managing instructors for her educational consulting company; teaching highly successful classes for parents and their children with focus on parenting skills, social-emotional skills, and behavioral change 
  • Early Education Teacher: serving Birth-3 children and their families in a neurodevelopmental clinic; providing respite care for toddlers with special needs
  • Private Educational Consultant: leading workshops and classes to numerous schools and community groups; consulting with schools to make recommendations for individual students and programs; previoius contracting with Seattle Children's Medical Center to train mental health staff to repliciate her parent education program; providing tools to parents in their homes for direct application with their children
  • Past Adjunct Faculty at Seattle Pacific University: teaching "Social Skills in the Classroom" to educators in the state of Washington  
  • Education Advocate: writing educational policy and meeting with United States Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, as a task force member of "The VIVA Project"

Beliefs:

  • All children should have the opportunity to reach their full potential
  • The whole child must be taken into consideration
  • Every interaction between adult and child is a moment for learning 
  • Consistency and structure are beneficial, as are flexibility and fun
  • Intentional teaching and mastery lead to long term success

Education and Certification:
Seattle Pacific University, Seattle Wa,  Professional Certification 2009
Western Washington University, Bellingham Wa, BA Special Education 1982
Licensed in Washington State since 1982

Julie lives in Washington, outside of Seattle, enjoying a wonderful view of Mt. Rainier with her husband. They live with their black lab, Molly, who tends to get most rambunctious when visited by their adult daughter, son, and daughter-in-law.



Julie C Schrag julie@autismpathways.com 253-709-3250
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