Julie McGhee graduated from Austin College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and a Master of Arts degree in Education. She has her valid teaching certification in Elementary English (grades 1-8) and Elementary Self-Contained (grades 1-8). Mrs. McGhee has worked with gifted and talented scholars, grades seven through nine, for the past nineteen years, through the summer program Senior DECATS, where she has guided gifted and talented scholars in a variety of activities, including art, music, film and more. She spent the last nine years serving First Presbyterian Preschool of Grapevine as the Assistant Director, and the two years prior as a Pre-K teacher. Before having children, Mrs. McGhee also taught third grade in the Keller Independent School District.
Mrs. McGhee is married and has two sons. Her husband, Rob, who teaches at Jesuit College Preparatory School in Dallas, has also taught at IGNITE! Both of her boys attend Jesuit College Preparatory School. Outside of school, Mrs. McGhee can be found spending time with her family, wrangling her three silly dogs, and unwinding by drawing, listening to music, taking walks and watching favorite shows and movies with her family. Mrs. McGhee believes everyone has creativity to share and a story to tell. She cannot wait to help each Young Academy scholar discover his/her inner artist!