Julie Ruddy attended Ohio University and received her Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Phoenix. Julie has over 24 years working as an Intervention Specialist for students in grades K-12 and has been in the Cleveland Heights-University Heights School District for the last 15 years. Currently, Julie works with second and fifth graders in a push-in model classroom where academic, social and behavioral goals are taught and applied across all school settings. Julie is the co-founder of the Running with the Cats program. A program that pairs St. Ignatius students with student’s with special needs to build social skills while preparing for a 5K race. She lives in West Park with her husband and four children and enjoys spending time with family and friends, especially at the beach. Julie looks forward to working with the families at Lakeshore Speech Therapy.