Julie Schackmann has an LBS I, a master’s degree in administration and post-graduate work at the University of Illinois in Special Education Leadership. Julie has worked as a consultant/coach for Project CHOICES/Early CHOICES for 25 years traveling the state supporting school districts to implement best practices in inclusion. Educating children and youth with disabilities in general education classrooms and the community has and continues to be her passion. Retiring in 2014, she continues working with Early CHOICES and as a Program Support Specialist with the Preschool Expansion Grant. In her personal life, she has an antique store and loves searching for antique treasures, enjoying time with four grandchildren, and gardening.