Julie Hefele

Hello, my name is Julie Hefele and I am from Tustin, California. My husband and I moved to Colorado in 2008. We are very busy with 5 fun-loving children! It has been such a blessing to be a stay at home mom for 9 years. I am also a licensed reading specialist and a former fifth and second Grade Catholic school teacher. I have spent time teaching and tutoring students in all grades preschool-8th, including special needs. Now I have my dream job of being a literacy/learning specialist in a Catholic school. I love that each child learns differently and am so thrilled to be working at STM!

Since each child has their own learning style—visual, auditory, kinesthetic, and/or tactile—it is my passion to discover which modality is best in order to enrich their learning experience. I want to set each child up for success! I will work closely with parents and teachers to help motivate, support, and ensure that the child becomes a life-long learner.

If you ever have any questions or concerns, please contact me by email. I have experience working with students who have learning difficulties, need homework support--organizational/study/test taking skills, or enrichment. I have been trained in many literacy practices, including the Orton-Gillingham Approach and Lindamood-Bell Instruction. I also specialize in administering reading assessments, identifying reading difficulties, and providing multi-sensory intervention strategies.

I hope and pray for a happy and healthy school year!


Master of Arts in Child & Adolescent Literacy, Loyola Marymount University

Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies for Elementary Education

CA Certified Reading Specialist, Loyola Marymount University

CA CLEAR Teaching Credential


Appointed: 2018


K-5 Learning Specialist