Degrees and Certifications:
Degrees: Bachelor of Science in Biology / Minor in Chemistry / Emphasis in Botany from Metropolitan State College of Denver in Denver, CO Masters of Science in Educational Leadership from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO Teacher Certification 7th - 12th grade Biology Completed all coursework for English as a Second Language endorsement from K-State University AVID Science, Coordinator and Elective teacher trained Accomplishments: Lawrence Public Schools Secondary Master Teacher of the year - 2017/2018
Mrs. Julie Battaglia
I love teaching Biology at Lawrence High School!
Prior to teaching at LHS, I was at Liberty Memorial Central Middle School where I taught 6th grade science and was the building AVID Coordinator. Before that, LMCMS was Central Junior High School and I taught 9th grade Biology and Advanced Biology there.
I currently hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with an emphasis in Botany and a minor in Chemistry and a Masters of Education in Educational Leadership. I have had a lot of experience in the science field. I have been a garden coordinator for a non-profit organization in Denver, Colorado where I managed an organic farm and over thirty school gardens. At the same time I worked for a second non-profit organization called "Embracing Horses" in Denver, Colorado where I took care of over 25 horses and helped with the inner-city horse back riding program. For several years, I have volunteered with veterinarians in Colorado as well as Kansas. In addition, I previously sat on the Instutute of Animal Care and Use Committee at the University of Kansas. It is a joy to be able to put my love of plants and animals together through teaching Biology.
On a more personal note, I live in Lawrence and am within walking distance of LHS. I am married and my husband works at the Spencer Museum of Art. I have two children, one is at Cordley Elementary and the other is at Lawrence High School. Both have many activities they are involved in. I also have two step sons, one lives in Lawrence and the other lives in Detroit, Michigan. I have 2 dogs, a Great Dane named Walleye and a Corgi named Dak. I also have a gecko named Juno, and many fish.