About Julia Keleher
Born in New York and a native to Philadelphia, Julia Keleher is translating her love for language and education into the written word by stepping into authorhood and literature to further inspire and motivate others. She is an engaged and dynamic leader as well as a self-proclaimed “lifelong learner” who is passionate about education, learning, and information sharing. Julia leverages her lived experiences, communication skills, and education background to promote education and equality for all.
As someone with more than two decades of experience in education, Julia Keleher brings several resources with her to the table. She is a Native English speaker, a fluent Spanish speaker, and she speaks Italian on an Intermediate level as well as Portuguese on a novice level. Julia has hands-on expertise educating all age ranges, having experience teaching adult learners and university students, as well as coordinating bilingual education programs for students K-12. She has also worked providing direct instruction as well as creating lessons and freelancing as a tutor.
To further her educational reach, Julia Keleher recently founded Thought & Voice, a no-cost educational program that provides high-quality educational opportunities to help local residents improve their communication in English, both verbal and written. Julia believes firmly in the power of communication in life, and she wants to support and encourage all individuals; that’s why there are no academic or literacy requirements for the program. Julia herself volunteers as an English Language Instructor. She holds her CELTA certification in Teaching English as a Foreign Language, as well as her MBA, Master’s in Educational Psychology, and Doctorate in Educational Leadership and Policy.
In her roles as an author, a leader, an educator, a self-made executive, and a member of the human race, Julia Keleher’s philosophy that keeps her going is based on a few distinct principles: work hard, be humble, good will triumph over evil, truth takes time, you can achieve anything you set your mind to, you control your own destiny, and failure is a great educator in life.
Throughout her life, Julia is committed to using her work and her platform to not only help others empower themselves but also to create equity, opportunity, and access for others. She wants to help improve people’s lives, not by saving them but by imbuing them with the tools, resources, and information they need to build the lives they desire.
Learn more about Julia Keleher and gain insight into authorship by visiting her blog page!
Julia Keleher Past Positions
Consultant, Solution Partners, Glen Mills, PA
April 2019 – Present
Created consulting firm specializing in program/project management, organizational strategies, academic programming, and language/communication
Chief Restructuring Officer/Sec Dept of Education, San Juan, PR
Jan 2017 – April 2019
Leadership position with focus on administrative restructuring, operations management, academic programming, and data-driven reform strategies.
Founder, Keleher and Associates, Washington, DC
April 2013 – Dec 2016
Created consulting firm providing management consulting services in government and non-profit sectors.
Leadership Award for Valor in Crisis, Council Great City Schools, 2018
Extraordinary Changemaker, The 74, 2017
Outstanding Professor of Project Management, George Washington University 2014
Government Excellence Fellow: October 2010 – August 2011, Executive Institute Candidate: 2012
Performance Awards/Outstanding: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 1996 BA; Political Science (3.36)
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 1998 M.S. Ed; Psychological Services (3.84)
University of Delaware, Newark, DE 2007 Ed. D.; Leadership/Policy (3.92)
Strayer University (Online) 2013 MBA, Project Management (4.0)
The Psychological Benefits of Writing
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Understanding The Power Of Your Narrative
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Telling Your Story as a Recent Immigrant
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