Julia McNutt is a native Texan. Encouraged by her parents, she began drawing as soon as she could hold a pencil and discovered a lifelong passion for all things creative. She is a graduate of St. Edward's University in Austin, TX, with dual degrees in Art and Psychology, and a Minor in Education. Her studies in behavioral neurosciences, learning and cognition help her daily as she works in the classroom with her beloved students.
She previously taught Advanced Physics and Astronomy at Crowley High School, before relocating to northern Virginia. Today, Julia teaches 8th grade physical science at Culpeper Middle School. She engages students daily with creative projects that combine development of invention and creative skills with a passion for science, art and history. She will figure out a way to make anything from readily available resources, and she shares her knowledge daily with her students.
Julia was a recipient of the 2011 P.E.O Grant for Continuing Education and the 2010-2011 SEU Still Water Scholarship, and recently participated in the 2010 student juried exhibition at St. Edward's. When Julia is not immersed in teaching physics and advancing her knowledge of neurosciences, she spends much of her free time in the garden and happily creating art with her family and students.