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Julie Finigan
Julie Finigan

How long have you been at Bullis?

Since 2015

What role or roles do you play at Bullis? If you are teaching faculty, what do you teach? 

I teach Honors English I and support international students in the Upper School. I also am the Director of Community Engagement.

What made you decide to work in an educational setting? 

I have a passion for teaching language and literature. 

What is your favorite thing about working at Bullis?

I am delighted that my two sons are students at Bullis.

When not at Bullis, what interests do you pursue?

I love to hike, kayak, and to spend time outdoors. New Hampshire is my favorite state. 

Who is someone that inspires you and how?

Martin Luther King Jr. inspires me to give back to others. One of my favorite quotes is “Life's most persistent and urgent question is: 'What are you doing for others?'" 

What is the best book or production that you have read, watched, or listened to lately? 

 I thoroughly enjoyed Born a Crime by Trevor Noah on Audible.

What global challenge would you like to see tackled and how do you see yourself contributing to the positive change that you desire?

I am interested in eradicating homelessness. I will write to our government officials about providing more affordable housing and spread awareness at Bullis. 

What is one fun fact about you that others may not know or may surprise them?

I lived in Singapore and Thailand for seven years.

Why would you tell a prospective family to choose Bullis?

The teachers are knowledgeable and caring and have high standards for their students.

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