A huge welcome to our new Training Coach in the Salt River Region, Julie Haltizka. Julie has over 10 years of experience in early childhood education, serving as a both a Lead Teacher and Site Director. As a Lead Teacher, in addition to teaching 2 year olds at Baptist Hospital’s Child Development Center, she has taught gross motor and gymnastics classes, music and movement, pre-ballet, art, zumba kids, school skills, and sports skills. As a Site Director, Julie was responsible for marketing, social media, events, customer service, and assisted with staff hiring, training, and scheduling. Julie is also great with technology and websites, having spent time as a full time web developer with a specialty in web design and usability, has provided higher education classroom A/V Tech Support, and has been part of technology teams doing simultaneous livestreaming of in person events.Julie is a credentialed trainer herself, with an Infant and Toddler CDA, and has completed her MS in Early Childhood Studies specializing in Administration, Management, and Leadership at Walden University. Julie also has a Bachelor’s degree in Music, and her MDiv in Worship. Julie is a paid vocalist and worship leader, and loves rocking out with The Bridge band at St. John UMC in Oldham County, and leading the St John Bells (Handbell Choir). She and her husband George live in Louisville, KY.