My name is Ms. Julia Li. I was born and raised in Hong Kong, China until the age of 9 years old when my family decided to move to Wilmington, Delaware (The First State). I am a graduate of University of Delaware, where I received my Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and a minor in Sociology.
I worked as a Chemist for three years after college before I realized I have a passion working with children. I transitioned from being a Chemist to working in a non profit organization with summer camps and after school programs in an urban setting for 9 years. During that time, I mentored multiple first generation college graduates. This motivated me to go back to college for my Master’s degree. I graduated again from University of Delaware with my Master of Education for Exceptional Children. After teaching middle and high school math and special education for 6 years, I moved into an administrative position. During this transition, I wanted to continue to grow as a leader by receiving my assistant principal/principal certification.
I love to swim, hike, and enjoy delicious food. One day I hope to go skydiving and travel on a yacht.
My passion in children is to provide them with an opportunity to succeed in college as I take part in educating our next generation leaders. I am excited to join the team at Aurum Prep Academy and can't wait for a great school year!