Julia Sheldon P’20, ’23 (JV Tennis)

Julia Sheldon

Assistant Coach



B.S., University of California at San Diego
M.S., Yale University
Ph.D., Yale University

Dr. Julia Sheldon has been teaching at Walker’s for 22 years.  This spring, she is excited to join the tennis program for the first time. Coach Sheldon also coaches varsity swimming and is a member of the science department.

What was it about The Ethel Walker School that made you want to work here?

The warmth of the community during my campus visit in 1998.

What was your favorite subject when you were in middle or high school? Why?

It might be surprising to learn that it was English! I took six English courses in high school because I really enjoyed writing and grammar.

What is your favorite part about the subject(s) you teach now?

I enjoy getting students involved with the hands-on aspects of science and love it when they see how they can relate scientific concepts to their daily experiences.

What is your favorite Walker’s tradition?

I enjoy watching the different classes “move up” to their new spots at senior goodbye chapel.

What is your favorite thing to do in your free time?

I love to go bird-watching, and I have seen more than 100 species of birds on our beautiful campus.

What other roles do you hold on campus?

EWS Cum Laude Society Chapter President; Assistant Varsity Swimming Coach; Assistant JV tennis Coach

Please list any awards, fellowships, or distinctions you have earned during your career:

  • National Geographic Society Grosvenor Teacher Fellow
  • Radio Shack National Teacher of the Year