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Degrees and Certifications:

Science Olympiad Club Sponsor 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 Accomplishments: Lawrence Public Schools Secondary Master Teacher of the year - 2017/2018

Julie Battaglia

         This is my 20th year of teaching. All but 1 have been in Lawrence Public Schools.  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 horseback 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 4 children, one who attends Lawrence Public Schools, 2 who graduated from LHS and 1 who graduated from Free State High School.   Did I mention I love animals?   I have a cat, a gecko, and 2 dogs plus lots of fish.  When I'm not working, I love to run, lift weights, walk my dogs at the Baker Wetlands, and travel.