Julia Getty is a full-time instructor with the IIRP. Her first career was in retail management, where she noted with great interest that some managers seemed naturally more effective than others and wanted to understand what made the difference. After taking time off to raise her daughter, she transitioned to a career in education, teaching middle school wellness classes for 10 years. Varied experiences with students and adults in her school, combined with what she learned in the business world, helped Julia realize just how much of our mental, physical and emotional health depends upon the quality of our relationships with others.

Julia is passionate about demonstrating how restorative practices can contribute to individual and community health by allowing us to explicitly examine personal and professional relationship development.

Julia holds a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh and an M.S. in Restorative Practices from the IIRP. She likes to read texts that provide a new perspective and lead to more open-minded ideas. She also enjoys writing creatively, movies from classic to modern, and traveling.