Juliana Tapper, M.Ed
Founder, Lead Consultant
Juliana is an experienced classroom teacher, mentor, PLC facilitator, professional developer, and instructional coach. With urban classroom experience in multiple states as well as district level leadership, she is dedicated to improving the educational opportunities for all students and teachers. Her passion and teaching experience is working with struggling math learners and as a consultant aims to work with schools and districts to provide PD and/or coaching for secondary special ed math teachers, intervention math teachers, or Algebra 1/Integrated Math 1 teachers.
Juliana taught Algebra 1, Integrated Math 1, and Math Support at three different urban high schools before leaving the classroom to become a district math coach and leader. In this position she coached general ed and special ed math teachers, organized district wide learning walks, facilitated professional development, and oversaw the creation of a scope & sequence for high school special ed math teachers.
Since launching CollaboratEd Consulting in 2018 Juliana has facilitated effective PD for general ed and special ed math teachers for clients in three states, including a partnership with the Colorado Department of Education, on topics including: deepening content knowledge, student engagement strategies, and best practices for struggling math learners. A majority of her work has also been around coaching department chairs, district math leaders, and math coaches to build their capacity to lead change at their school sites.
Juliana holds a Masters of Education from UCLA and moved to Colorado in 2017. She lives in Westminster with her husband, Stephen, their newborn daughter, and chocolate lab puppy, Moose. In her free time, she enjoys running, hiking, cooking, and time with friends.
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Masters of Education from University of California at Los Angeles
Animo Watts Charter High School
South Central Los Angeles, CA
9th Grade Co-Leader
Math Department Representative
San Jose, CA
Math Intervention Committee
Integrated Math 1
"In the classroom Juliana’s instructional methodology, rapport with students and use of instructional technology is exceptional."
Tom Huynh, Principal, Yerba Buena High School
DISTRICT LEVEL EXPERIENCE
Instructional coach for special education and general education teachers
Facilitated and oversaw the creation of a Scope & Sequence for special education math students
Organized Instructional Rounds
Planned and lead district wide professional development
"Juliana has demonstrated great capacity in coaching teachers, working with groups of teachers collaboratively, and leading change in our district. She has proven to be an instrumental member of our team and has earned the admiration, respect, and confidence of many teachers, administrators, and district office personnel."
Teresa Marquez, Director of Instruction and Professional Development
East Side Union High School District
Courage to Risk. February 2020. Colorado Springs, CO
Colorado Alternative Education Association Conference. September 2019. Denver, CO
Utah Systems Conference. July 2019. Provo, UT
Colorado Council of Teachers of Mathematics. August 2019, 2018. Denver, CO
Colorado League of Charter Schools Annual Conference. March 2019. Denver, CO
California Teachers Association (CTA): New Educator Weekend. March 2017. Irvine, CA
California Mathematics Council: North, Annual Conference. December 2016. Asilomar, CA.
Juliana Tapper (2019), review of Time for Change: 4 Essential Skills for Transformational School and District Leaders by Anthony Mohammad & Luis F. Cruz, NCSM Newsletter, 50 (1), pp 26.
Juliana Tapper (2018), review of The Art of Coaching Teams: Building Resilient Communities That Transform Schools by Elena Aguilar, NCSM Newsletter, 49 (2), pp 29.
Co-author (Fall 2017). Fostering Academic Language in Mathematics: University and District Partners Develop a Workshop for In-service Teachers. Southern California Professional Development School News Magazine, 6(2), pp 8.