Meet Julie Schiner

Julie Schiner was born and raised in northwest Iowa. She moved to Idaho Falls in August 2021. She lives with her husband, Brit, daughter, Elsie, and their two dogs, Cherry and Belle. In her free time she enjoys being outdoors running, biking, hiking, and rafting. Before moving she was a coach for Girls on the Run and enjoyed hosting and participating in local fun runs.

Julie graduated from Buena Vista University in 2005 with a degree in Physical Education and coaching. She added her early childhood PK-K endorsement in 2013. She has been an early childhood director and preschool teacher at the Spencer YMCA for over 13 years.

Julie’s goal as an educator is to create a space where children feel secure to explore their own curiosity, imagination, and creativity. She strives to build a classroom community that embraces personal strengths while also celebrating individual differences. She is excited to be a part of the Alturas International Academy team and she is looking forward to meeting and connecting with the students and families as well as the surrounding community.