Julie Greenman grew up all over the western and mid-western states from California to Nebraska and Kansas to Utah. She is the oldest of seven children and the only girl, so she has had much experience with snakes, spiders, frogs, and wrestling. She is grateful to her father for instilling a love for backpacking, exploring and reading good books. To her mother, she owes deep gratitude for teaching her to love all people and serve others. She is married to her best friend, whom she met in Argentina while serving a mission for the LDS Church. They have almost raised six children (5 girls and a boy) with only two left at home. She has homeschooled her six children since 2006 and has had much experience learning what helps a child desire to self-educate.
Julie’s educational paradigm shift occurred near her fortieth birthday when she began pursuing a classical education, and she saw a need to help others understand their world and who they are by getting into the Great Books and letting the Great Books “get through to them” as Mortimer Adler suggests.
Julie is passionate about reading the classics and discovering new ideas and connections. Her philosophy of education has been evolving over the last several years, but she believes the greatest part of education is when the student hungers after his learning and directs himself through reading, writing, and group discussion.
Julie has mentored mothers for several years in parenting skills, obtaining their education and in educating their children. Julie headed up a committee to write a charter for a classical curriculum and learned a great deal about state laws and regulations. She discovered that the best education is when a student is inspired in just the right way to take his education in his hands while being mentored and guided. A Charter would not easily facilitate this kind of learning, and thus, she turned toward mentoring homeschooling high-schoolers.
In the past few years, Julie has directed youth in a high school-age program using a classical curriculum in a colloquial-type setting. She has thoroughly enjoyed watching them grow and learn in ways that only a Great Education can allow.
She is excited to share her knowledge with high-school age students and adults as each student discovers the Great Ideas for themselves.