An East Coast transplant, Julia Blount was drawn to the warmth, joy, and love of learning that is palpable the minute you walk in the door at Echo Horizon, as well as its focus on inclusion.
She began her career teaching 5th and 6th grade science, history, and nonfiction reading at public charter schools in Brooklyn, NY, and Washington, DC. Ms. Blount then returned to Georgetown Day School—her alma mater and an independent school in Washington, DC—where she taught 7th and 8th grade history and a 6th grade social justice seminar. At Georgetown Day, Ms. Blount also served as a Grade Level Coordinator, the Middle School Community Engagement Coordinator (6–8), a faculty advisor for Students of Color Mentoring, and co-director of an annual student-written theatrical production.
Ms. Blount earned her undergraduate degree in History with a minor in African American Studies from Princeton University and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Relay Graduate School of Education. She is pursuing her Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership at USC’s Rossier School of Education.
When she’s not reading history books for fun, Ms. Blount likes to cook, sing musicals in her car, and cuddle her dog, Jasper.