KLA Academy’s new Head of School, Julie Brooks

Julie Brooks has more than 20 years of experience in leading independent schools and has spent those years as a teacher, trainer, and strong advocate of the Reggio Emilia Approach in schools throughout the country. In her work, she has positively impacted the lives of thousands of children and families.    

“Our entire leadership team is already working with Julie to prepare for her transition and we know that she will be a wonderful addition to our school community,” says KLA Academy founder Candy Ortega. “Julie’s strong background in the Reggio Emilia Approach, operational leadership and project management is an asset to any school, and we feel privileged to have Julie on our team.”   

In addition to her work in school leadership, Julie Brooks is an esteemed member of many professional organizations including the Harvard Principal Center and North American Reggio Emilia Alliance.