Hi, my name is Julia Davis; I am currently attending graduate school at Bellarmine University to receive my Master's in Teaching degree.
I am an alumnus of the Hite Art Institute at the University of Louisville; I received a full academic scholarship in 2008 and graduated in 2012. After graduating, I began working in the arts community of Louisville as an art educator. I am also a painter; I work by commission and have shown personal work in Louisville, Cincinnati, and Chicago. I am currently illustrating a Children's book.
In 2016, I was the operations manager at a local arts education non-profit organization, the Squallis Puppeteers. We would instruct children and adults to create a puppet and tell their own story. We would also perform puppet shows throughout school gymnasiums and various locations. After getting more exposure in school classrooms, I decided to be more involved in education.
In 2018, I began to substitute teaching in the Jefferson County Public School system. I started to pick up long term positions and was integrated into training to better my instructional skills.
When the pandemic struck, I lost my position for some time and decided to wait no longer. I applied for the graduate program and gained more confidence in developing relationships, trust, and teaching skills.
As an educator, I will help guide my students to self-discovery by cultivating their imagination and providing them with engaging experiences.
Undergraduate Degree: University of Louisville - Bachelor of Fine Arts, Studio Arts
Graduate Degree: Bellarmine University - Current Grad Student, Elementary School Teaching
I am traditionally trained in fine arts, and I continue to create new things in my studio almost every day. I also enjoy going outside; exploring new hiking trails, walking my dog, running as much as I can, and looking for interesting rocks. I try to partake in new hobbies and read new books. My goal in life is to learn something new every day.