Julie Stewart, M.Ed.
- Field Training Coordinator
Julie Stewart graduated from Berea College with a Bachelors degree in Child and Family Studies with an emphasis in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education. Following graduation she was the lead preschool teacher at Paris Elementary, a program supporting students with and without disabilities, for two years. The next step in her professional career Julie attended graduate school full time at the University of Washington—Seattle, graduating with her M.Ed. in Early Childhood Special Education. While a graduate student, Julie, worked in a variety of early childhood classrooms, although most of her time was spent working in the Project DATA (Developmentally Appropriate Treatment for Autism) program. This program was a behaviorally based extended school-day program for preschoolers with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Also while in Seattle, Julie worked as an in-home behavior therapist for a family of a toddler with autism. Now, in her role at the KATC, Julie provides direct training and technical assistance to education staff, social and community personnel, counselors, job coaches and families.