Julia Lavigne

Julia is a teacher and children’s illustrator (she makes images especially for children and families). She was born and raised in Slidell, Louisiana and has lived in New Orleans with her husband for the past three years.

As an undergraduate student Julia started working in Chatham County schools in Savannah, GA as a teaching assistant and tutor. This is when Julia fell in love with teaching and working with children.

After graduating, Julia knew she wanted to work with kids alongside her career as an illustrator. Before Benjamin Thomas Academy, Julia worked as a nanny and as a “Big Classmate”, going in and out of different New Orleans classrooms with Big Class. Aside from teaching and illustrating Julia loves working out, trying new recipes, and spending time outdoors with her husband and dog.