Julie Leonard: Art Teacher
Support The Businesses That Support Our SchoolsSee all business partners
- Brent Thomson -- Pacific Union Int'l Real Estate
- GTR Consulting
- Jim Hughes Photography
- Lebus Orthodontics
- Mill Valley Market (our FIRST Business Partner in 1987!)
- Mill Valley Wine, Beer, and Gourmet Food Tasting
- MV Code Club
- Rose Insurance Group
- Sharon Kramlich -- Pacific Union Int'l Real Estate
- Sweetwater Music Hall
- West America Tae Kwon Do
- Whole Foods E. Blithedale and Miller Ave.
- Woody's Yogurt Place
- Anthony Leite Personalized Dentistry
- Ashraf Orthodontics
- Boo Koo
- Bucky Dog
- Carlson Orthodontics
- Christensen Construction
- Dhana Inc.
- Bradly Jacobs, MD, Blue Wave Medicine
- Fairytale Brownies
- Famous 4
- Good Earth Natural Foods
- Joan Kermath -- Decker Bullock Sotheby's Int'l Realty
- Joshua Deitch Real Estate Agent
- Kathleen Clifford -- Pacifc Union Int'l Real Estate
- Katrina Kehl -- Pacifc Union Int'l Real Estate
- Kivu Consulting
- Larkspur Landing Veterinary Hospital
- Lola of North Beach
- Marin Optometry
- Marion Weinreb and Associates, Inc.
- Michelle J. Gonzalez, DDS
- Milvali Salon and Cosmetics
- Phibbs Construction
- Rotary Club of Mill Valley
- Sage Educators
- Sausalito Stationery
- State Farm Insurance -- Mike King
- Strawberry Village Retail, LLC
- Verus Technology
Art Teacher Julie Leonard has taught at Mill Valley Middle School since 2000, but she was familiar with her classroom well before that – she did her student teaching here as well!
Born and raised in Philadelphia, Julie graduated from Tyler School of Art with a degree in Fibers and Fabric design, working in costumes and wardrobe for the television and film industries after college. Julie discovered her love for teaching while volunteering with at-risk youth in an after-school program. She returned to school herself, and got her teaching credential in art from Sonoma State University.
Julie loves working with middle schoolers; in particular, she loves their energy and enthusiasm. Of her work at MVMS, Julie says, “I’m so grateful to be in a community that supports the arts. I love interacting with the students as they create – I learn as much as I teach, and I laugh so hard every day.”
Julie’s teaching inspires her students to think creatively as well as critically about their art. She encourages them to stretch their ideas and use new materials and techniques. It’s important to her that her students can go outside their comfort zones and take chances with their learning, in a safe and fun environment.
See more at Julie’s school website.