Teacher, Writer, and Small Business Owner in Fresno, California
Juli Kimbley is passionate about learning and education is a way of life to her. She currently holds a MA in Education, Curriculum and Instruction as well as a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Educational Technology from California State University, Fresno. She also holds a multiple subject credential with an Early Childhood Education Emphasis as well as credentials in Science, Math Authorization and Technology.
Juli is a high school teacher of algebra and geometry by using science, technology, engineering and art with an emphasis on real life 21st Century skills. She provides professional development at Fresno Adult School, as well as presenting workshops for Fresno State and SLOCUE (San Luis Obispo Computer Using Educators). She works with CUE (Computer Using Educators) with two annual conferences and ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education). Juli works with and provides professional development for San Joaquin Valley Math Project, Central Valley Science Project and Fresno State's teacher club, Build A Teacher.
She was an administrator in a small private school where she spent 22 years educating her children (grades k-12 where she worked with educator/parents/facilitators. She has been a kindergarten teacher for a local private school, a fifth through tenth grade teacher for a local charter school, and a distance education teacher with students from all over the country. Juli was instrumental in the opening of a charter school in her neighborhood. She facilitates the Advanced Study Certificate through Fresno Pacific University.
Juli lives in Fresno, California with her son and the dream of her life. She enjoys hiking, kayaking, and travel with her many children. She has authored several articles on raising and educating children. She has spent the past decade as a Contributing Writer for Focus on the Family. She has co-authored a daily devotional book, an educational technology resource manual, two math textbooks, as well as published a children's book that she has written and illustrated about her first grade class, "What Happens in Room Eight Stays in Room Eight". She has authored and illustrated a children's water cycle book.