Julianne Wurm is the author of a best-selling Working in the Reggio Way: A Beginner's Guide for American Teachers, which is based on the original research she conducted while living in Italy and studying the famous schools of Reggio Emilia. She began her career as a member of Teach for America, teaching in inner-city Houston, East Los Angeles, and the Bronx, New York. She taught for 10 years and served as a teacher coach and school administrator in the San Francisco Bay Area. In addition to working on more book projects, Julianne collaborates with a number of brands to curate live events and develop engaging experiences. She also presents workshops focused on her research and implementation of the Reggio approach to education, and she consults on education topics. Ms. Wurm holds a bachelors degree in political science from California State University, Chico. She earned her MA in curriculum design and EdM in early childhood education from Teachers College at Columbia University, where she also completed her EdD.