Boulder Elementary School is committed to providing continual professional development to those who work with our community’s students. 

The building staff meets weekly, discusses various theories and methods of best practices, and brings professionals into the building to provide continuing education opportunities. Everyone is encouraged and supported in continued staff development for educators.

Elizabeth Julian
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Elizabeth is the Head Teacher at Boulder Elementary School and was the 2019 Utah Education Association Excellence in Teaching Award recipient. She believes in continually growing as a professional and is passionate about inspiring children with a love of lifelong learning.

Elizabeth earned a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with a concentration in Sociology and Studio Art from the University of Vermont in 2003. Elizabeth graduated with honors receiving the Elementary Education Program Diversity Award, recognizing her efforts to advance the Elementary Education program’s mission of strategically teaching all children in diverse communities.

Before teaching at Boulder Elementary, she trained in various experiential education programs and was a wilderness guide throughout the United States. Elizabeth has lived in Boulder with her husband since 2008 and has been in her current role at Boulder Elementary School since the 2014-2015 school year.

In addition to her role at the school, she volunteers at the Boulder Library, serves as a board member of the Boulder Arts Council and Boulder Wellness Network, was previously a Boulder Town Planning Commissioner, and is currently an elected Town Council Member.

Nina Brownell
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Nina is thrilled to be a part of the teaching staff at Boulder Elementary. She has a degree in Cultural Anthropology from Washington University in St. Louis, and she explored several career paths before joining BES as a full-time teacher. Nina is currently enrolled in the LETRS Training, a professional development program focused on the foundations and science of literacy.

Originally from Minnesota, Nina moved to Boulder in 2014, where she now lives with her husband and their many animals.

Alexxia (Lexxi) Johnson
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Lexxi began her career as an educator at Boulder Elementary School during the 2016-2017 school year. She is the lead teacher of Boulder’s preschool program, implementing the Connect4Learning curriculum. She also provides early literacy and mathematics intervention for elementary students and core instruction as needed.

Lexi grew up in Boulder and attended Boulder Elementary School. She was a student at Escalante High School and graduated from Utah Online School in May 2016.

Jeanne Zeigler
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Jeanne is very excited to be working at the Boulder School. She brings 35 years of teaching experience in Salt Lake City to this new opportunity.

Jeanne and her husband have owned property in Boulder since the early 90s and have started happily living here full-time in the past five years. In addition to her role at the school, she volunteers at the town library and serves as a Boulder Arts Council board member.