Our Team

Julie Justice, Curriculum Design and Teacher Mentor

Julie brings her passion and enthusiasm for education to The Studio School of Durham leading our curriculum design. She earned her Doctorate of Education in Language, Literacy, and Culture from Vanderbilt University, her Masters of Education specializing in Reading Education, and her Bachelors in Middle Grades Education, English Langauge Arts and Science from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. She has spent much of her career mentoring students and teachers during her time in higher education. Julie is the coordinator of the Masters program for Elementary Education at Elon University. She also spent several years writing curriculum during her career. Julie was recently honored with the Faculty Engagement Award at Elon University for her work in enhancing the intellectual engagement of students, enriching their personal development, and work with the residence life staff and student leaders.

Julie originally came to the Studio School Family as a parent at Our PlayHouse Preschool and Kindergarten, where her son attended preschool for 4 years.  As a founding family, Julie spent time on our Community Board, led the annual fundraising auction several times, and supported the professional development of the Our PlayHouse staff.

Laura Hollister, Elementary Educator

Ashley Champion, Elementary Educator