Human Geography – Julie Wakefield

Julie Wakefield taught Geography at McQueen High School in Reno, NV for 25 years – 15 of those AP Human Geography.  She started her course with one student teaching after school and on weekends and it has grown to over 100 students a year and throughout the district to more than 6 other high schools. Julie is now semi-retired from the high school classroom but is teaching Geography courses at the local community college and university and is the Professional Development Coordinator for NCGE (National Council for Geographic Education)

Julie is a Nevada Geographic Alliance Teacher Consultant, 2016 NCGE Distinguished Geography Teacher Award winner and attends the AP Reading annually. Additionally, Julie serves on two youth literature award committees, National Consortium for Teaching Asia and the Scholastic Asian Book Award.

Julie has an undergraduate degree from the University of Nevada Reno, a Masters in Teaching and Learning from NOVA Southeastern University and a Masters in Geography Education from the University of Oregon.