Juli E. James, Ed.D.

Director of Residential Life & Service Initiatives
Started 2019

What’s your role in the boarding hall?

I am the Director of Residential Life and Service Initiatives

What made you want to work at FSHA?

I visited FSHA four years ago and fell in love with the school. Four years later I was ready to depart Chiuna and accept the offer to join the FSHA family.

What's your favorite spot on campus?

The residential life office, we have a great time in there! I love every afternoon when the girls get out of classes and the office buzzes with the chatter of the day.

What most excites you about your work here on the Hill?

I am excited about the girls, the faculty/staff, and being totally engaged with the school’s exceptional programs.

What are the two most important things prospective boarding students should know about life in the boarding hall?

Prospective students should be open-minded and eager to engage with a truly international boarding community. They should also be risk takers and ready for new challenges, new ideas, and new ways of doing.

What is FSHA’s best kept secret?

I think it is the sisterhood and friendships made on the boarding hall.

What’s your favorite spot on campus?

My favorite spot is the senior lawn and Octagon area, especially at dawn and dusk. These are perfect spots for rest and reflection.

What do you love about the all-girls school environment at FSHA?

Having previously worked in a girls’ school, I love fhe single gender environment that allows girls to use their voices, lead, serve, and be their best true selves.

What’s been your favorite boarding hall experience?

I always enjoy the planning and decorating that goes into the opening of the halls, and then suddenly the girls arrive! The halls are filled with joyous spirit and laughter.

What are you surprisingly good at?

I am a pretty good photographer, and love to practice my craft in a wide variety of settings.

Where can we find you when you’re not in the boarding hall?

Ideally, you would find me traveling the world with my family, cuddling my rescue golden retriever, and any place I can volunteer with elephants!

Who has made the biggest impact on your life?

Interestingly enough, my former headmaster in Beijing has had the biggest impact on my life. He brought me to China in 2014 as a founding leadership team member, where I spent the last five years crafting and growing a school from scratch. Had I not had this amazingly transformative experience, I would not be the globally-minded risk taker and world citizen that I am today.


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