Boulder Elementary School is committed to providing continual professional development to those that work with the students in our community. 

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 professional development.

Besides Boulder Elementary School staff, the school is fortunate to have district educators providing occasional instructional support to students and paraeducator training.

Elizabeth Julian, Teacher & Administrator
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Elizabeth is the Teacher and Principal 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 Sociology and Studio Art concentration 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 with various experiential education programs and was a wilderness guide throughout the United States. Elizabeth has been living in Boulder with her husband since 2008. In addition to her role at the school, she volunteers at the Boulder Library, serves on the Boulder Arts Council board, was previously a Boulder Town Planning Commissioner, and now serving as an elected Town Council Member.

Alexxia (Lexxi) Johnson, Highly Qualified Paraprofessional
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Lexi works with students in preschool through sixth grade in all areas of study. She plans on continuing her education as an early childhood educator. Until then, Lexi is using her time at Boulder Elementary School for professional experience. 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 of 2016.

Continuing Education:  
• 2018 Mathematics Professional Development: What’s Your Game Plan?

April O’Neal, Highly Qualified Paraprofessional
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April works with Boulder’s kindergarten through sixth grade students. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Behavior Science with a minor in Sociology from the University of Maryland and a Masters Degree in Park Recreation Resource Management from Frostburg State University.  

She worked in various Park and Recreation field positions from Park Ranger, Recreation programs at a Community Center, Park Manager, and Land Acquisition Specialist.  Before moving to Boulder, April spent a year teaching English to Middle School students in South Korea.

Claire Nelson, Paraprofessional
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Claire moved to Boulder in 2019 after completing a local herbal apprenticeship. She works with students in kindergarten through sixth grade, emphasizing foundational reading skills and enrichment. Claire’s intention for teaching at Boulder Elementary School is to empower children, honoring each student’s learning and natural rhythm. She encourages open awareness and a conscious approach to communicating with and guiding children. Claire is a certified Qoya teacher, a movement system integrating dance and yoga.