JD, Western New England College
BA, Assumption College
Julie Sochacki is a Clinical Associate Professor of English and Director of the English Secondary Education Program at University of Hartford. She is a former urban educator and has the Connecticut credentials as an ELA teacher, literacy specialist, and intermediate administrator/principal.
Julie holds a Juris Doctor and has been a member of the Connecticut Bar since 2001. She is a board member and mentoring committee chair on the Connecticut Council of Teachers of English and a council member on the Connecticut State Department of Education Educator Preparation Advisory Council.
Julie began her love of education as a student of Montessori at the age of 3. She is life-long learner and has been experimenting with active learning in the classroom for 26 years. In her supervising/coaching practice she meets teacher candidates where they are and moves them forward with wisdom, motivation, and grace.
One of Julie's passions is resilience education, and she is in her second season of her podcast, The Resilient Teacher Project. Julie is a 200 hour Kripalu Yoga teacher; she also brings mindfulness into the classroom. Her courses are engaging, collaborative and reflective.