Mrs. Julia Barnstead is a native of Spartanburg, SC. She graduated from Furman University with a Bachelor's in Music Education and recently earned a Master's Degree in Wind Conducting from Reinhardt University. She has taught elementary music, middle school band, and middle and high school orchestra in both Florida and South Carolina before coming to Fannin County Middle School. She is a member of the Georgia Music Educators Association, Music Educators National Conference, Georgia Association of Educators, and the International Horn Society. She enjoys cooking, reading, and running with her free time. She and her husband, Scott, have three children, Alex, Emma, and Lucas.