Julie Williams currently serves as a member of the Executive Committee as Vice Chair for the Association for Learning Environments. In her professional capacity, Julie serves on the leadership team for Colbi Technologies, a firm dedicated to serving school district facilities and fiscal services teams in managing their capital building programs through innovative software tools and expertise.
Julie's dedication to educational facilities planning spans 30 years and includes a portfolio of projects that represent the spectrum of PK-12 and higher educational facilities for both public and private institutions. Prior to joining Colbi Technologies, she served as a leader and facilities planning expert for a K-8 school district in Orange County California. Through her leadership and insight, the district was able to realize a transformation in direction and NextGen teaching and learning. Julie had the chance to put into practice many of her life-long learning experiences gained over her 30 years of educational facilities planning and leadership.
She has served schools districts throughout North America as an educational facilities planner and in senior planning roles for program management and architectural firms. Ms. Williams is recognized as an international expert on the theory of multiple intelligences and the integration of curriculum into the built environment as teaching tools. She shares her expertise by teaching faculty members, administrators, parents, students, and design professionals the variety of teaching and learning styles for the purpose of creating thriving educational environments.
Highlighted projects include working with Ocean View School District transformation and NexGen 2016 Capital Bond Program, Clark County School District to develop their educational specifications and facilities program for elementary, middle, and high school models on their first $600 million program; Glendale Unified School District's $300 million capital improvement program; Phoenix Union High School District's $300 million program developing the district's educational specifications and district master plan redesigning six high schools; and Beaumont Unified School District serving as the district's educational planner creating the new model for six elementary schools, two middle schools, new high school, a community day school, and adult education programs in addition to the district master plan, educational specifications, and educational programs for student/teacher mentor programs.
Julie Barrett-Williams Vice Chair – A4LE