About julia sadowsky

Julia is passionate about research-based practice and the Reggio-Inspired Approach to teaching and learning. She believes in the power of productive play and finds joy in following the interests of the children on a unique path of learning each school year. In her consultancy work, she aims to expand educator's knowledge of social-constructivist, Reggio-inspired theory and practice. 

Experience

Over the past decade, Julia has worked as an early childhood educator, special educator, and atelierista in Washington D.C. She has also served as a coach to early childhood and kindergarten teams.

Julia began leading professional development and private consulting in 2016, providing customized professional development seminars, workshops, and classroom environment consultations for staff at schools and organizations throughout DC, VA, and MD.

 

Education

Johns Hopkins University | Doctor of Education, Specialization in Special Ed.

George Mason University | Masters of Education, ECE Curriculum & Instruction

University of Massachusetts | Bachelor of Arts, Psychology

 

Research

Julia's doctoral research investigated the influence of peer attitudes toward disability on the social participation of students with disabilities in inclusion kindergarten settings.  She utilized a combination of high quality literature featuring characters with disabilities and collaborative team-building games with diverse groups of children to improve the attitudes of kindergarteners toward peers with disabilities.

  • Sadowsky, J. (2017). Improving the attitudes of typically developing peers toward disability in inclusion settings. ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database.

 

Follow Julia's work as an atelierista on Instagram @100languagesatelier