Julie Gellner received a B.A. from The City College of the City of New York, and B.Ed. and M.Ed. degrees from the University of Alberta. Julie has taught grades K-5 at the Child Study Centre, University of Alberta, since 1996. The Centre is a university lab school and demonstration site run in partnership with Edmonton Public Schools. Julie has been involved in research exploring the potential of children's literature to foster student's creativity, complex thought and voice. Julie is a recipient of Alberta's Excellence in Teaching Award.