Equine Assisted Learning Coach (CanTRA Equine Facilitated Wellness Candidate)
Teacher of English Language Arts (High School and Grade 12) B.A., Dip. Ed., M.A.
Parelli Natural Horsemanship (Level 2 Online and Freestyle)
Julie retired from teaching to pursue her interest in horse therapy programs, beginning as a volunteer with EEE. She knew she wanted to combine her years of experience in education and love of teaching with her love of horses. Having worked at Lower Canada College and Centennial Academy, Julie has 26 years of experience teaching students with a variety of learning profiles and Individual Education Plans. In helping each student reach their potential, she was at the forefront of developing a Portfolio program in language arts, and was invited to present her work in schools, universities and school boards throughout Quebec, and also participated in local and international projects with the Ministry of Quebec. Now retired, she is tutoring students in English Language Arts and English as a Second Language.
Julie’s love of learning also led her to study Natural Horsemanship, attending clinics across Quebec. Learning how horses communicate with each other, and how we can better understand our communication with the horse, led her to explore opportunities in equine assisted education programs. Utilizing the horse as a partner in the learning process opens opportunities for students in realizing their learning goals. Assessing the needs of each client, Julie has a passion for creating fun and insightful activities for the horse and student.