Before she came to Mirman, Julie Leavitt taught in Massachusetts, Thailand and Florida. Julie holds a B.A. in Women's Studies from the University of Wyoming, and an M.S. in International and Intercultural Education from Florida International University. Ms. Leavitt has taught at both the early childhood and upper elementary levels as well as continuing education for adults. In Florida, Ms. Leavitt taught Reading, Language Arts and Social Studies at the 4th grade level with Downtown Miami Charter School. Throughout her teaching career, Ms. Leavitt has been active in both writing and implementing curriculum at all grade levels. Her expertise is in intercultural and comparative education, and she has coached basketball at the middle and high school levels as well as swimming and yoga.