Julie Broderick teaches 5th grade at the School at Columbia. She is a lead teacher of mathematics, literacy, and social studies, with a special passion for igniting children’s interest in math. Julie is a recipient of the 2010 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics Teaching and was recently recognized for this honor by President Obama at the White House. Julie is strongly committed to developing elementary teachers’ knowledge about constructivist math teaching and learning. She is an adjunct professor of math education at Bank Street College of Education, teaching in both the Graduate School and the Continuing Professional Studies division. She is also a lecturing professor of undergraduate elementary methods courses at Barnard College. Julie began teaching at The School in 2005. Prior to teaching here, she worked for thirteen years in the New York City public schools, teaching 1st–5th grades in Washington Heights and on the Upper West Side. She taught for six years at the Manhattan School for Children (P.S. 333). Prior to her tenure at MSC, Julie was a founding faculty member of The Amistad School, a Spanish-English dual-language program in Inwood and was a Teach for America corps member at P.S. 128, where she began her teaching career. Julie has also worked as a staff developer for Math in the City, an in-service professional development program affiliated with City College and the Freudenthal Institute in the Netherlands. Julie holds advanced degrees from both Bank Street College of Education and Georgetown University and earned her undergraduate degree from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. She is an avid traveler, speaker of Spanish, and strong supporter of bilingual and dual language education programs throughout New York City.