Julia Richardson, M.Ed is a teacher, writer and consultant.
She is a graduate of University of California Los Angeles’ Master of Education program, a community of educators working to transform public schooling to create a more just, equitable, and humane society.
Her recent research includes the development of young learners’ social-emotional wellness, mindfulness practices, and restorative justice practices in the elementary school classroom. Her work is informed by her Western and Eastern studies including education and learning theory, child development, Western psychology, Asian philosophy, and comparative religion and spirituality.
She has experience teaching at-risk youth with emotional disturbance and multiple disabilities, therapeutically serving elementary aged children with autism from underrepresented communities, coaching children with chronic illness in the hospital, and supporting food security and quality secondary education for girls in South Sudan. Since 2008, she has traveled internationally with the CobaltSaffron Organization, an educational organization led by Darrell Calkins, participating and assisting in seminars for adults and youth on human development exploring the intersections of anthropology, psychology, sociology, comparative religion, philosophy and art. She is especially interested in fostering a global consciousness, bridging cultural divides and peace-building and how this work can be engaged with our young learners.
Master of Education, University of California Los Angeles, 2020
Bachelor of Art, California Institute of the Arts, 2011