Julie Rast

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Julie Rast

Julie Rast, art teacher


Edinboro University of PA, 1994 BFA Jewelry/Art Education Lesley University, Cambridge MA M.Ed. Integrated Teaching Through the Arts.

Personal Message

I was born in the Pittsburgh area and attended Edinboro University of PA.  My college summers were filled with awesome experiences working as a Camp Counselor and Day Camp Director.  Having a love of working with children as well as a passion for the visual arts, I couldn't wait to share my ideas and experiences as a teacher. My first teaching experience was in Bennettesville, SC where I taught elementary art for 4 years, however my adventures soon took me to NC, near Raleigh, where I taught for 2 years.  After marrying the love of my life, I moved to beautiful Beaufort where I have taught since 2000.  I spent 6 years at Whale Branch Elementary before becoming a part of the Shanklin team beginning in the 2006-07 school year. I can't believe that I am now going on my 12th year!  My time truly does fly by!

I absolutely love working with children and never get tired of the "Ooos" and "Ahhhs" of discovery as students explore new techniques and experiences!