Mrs. Geok Ann Julien began her journey in education in 1997 when she decided to move from Malaysia to the United States to pursue her Music Education degree at Indiana University, Bloomington. At Indiana, she decided to take the unconventional route of student teaching by enrolling in the Navajo Nation: Global Gateway for Teachers Program and found herself student teaching on the Navajo Reservation in Arizona. She fell in love with the community and remained teaching there for 7 years. During that time, she was the Band and Choir Director for their High School for the first three years and then made the switch into Secondary Mathematics Education. She now lives in Tucson, Arizona with her family and 2 dogs. She loves the outdoors and enjoys running and hiking. She and her family also love to travel and hope to make a visit to Europe as well as back to Malaysia soon.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in education from Indiana University and a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Grand Canyon University. In addition to being a member of the National Council Teachers of Mathematics and attending different workshops and conferences for Math Instruction, she hopes to pursue an endorsement in Instructional Math Coaching. Her passion is to ensure that all students believe that they can succeed in any level of Math and that the stigma of “I am not good at Math” is removed from their thinking. She enjoys bringing Math to life and showing students how they can use Math in their everyday world.
Fun Fact about Mrs. Julien: She loves musicals and holds yearly season tickets. She has traveled to two different states to watch Hamilton and is waiting to watch it a third time when it comes to Tucson.