Juliet King, a native of South Carolina, has lived with her family in Miami since age 17. She began teaching in 1969 in the Miami-Dade County public school system. In 1982, she transferred within the district to an inner-city magnet school operating under Title I (part of Lyndon B. Johnson’s “War on Poverty” program) in one of the schools serving a population of mostly low-income, African-American children. They offered enriched programs to attract children bussed for purposes of desegregation from white, more affluent neighborhoods. Juliet discovered the Montessori philosophy through work in one of those schools…a discovery that led to her enrollment in the Montessori Master’s program at Barry University.

Juliet holds a Bachelor of Science in Business from Benedict College in Columbia, South Carolina; Certification in Elementary Education from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, FL; Masters of Science in Elementary Education and Certification in Urban Education from Florida International University (FIU) in Miami, FL, and a Masters of Science in Montessori Elementary Education from Barry University in Miami Shores, FL.

Mrs. King is active in her community. She is a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority, South Florida chapter of Benedict College Alumni Association, the NAACP, the Dade County Chapter of Links, Inc., a charter member of the South Dade Elks Lodge #2870, and the Second Baptist Church of Richmond Heights. Juliet also enjoys movies, reading, playing cards, and attending outings with the members of the Miami-Dade Richmond Heights Red Hat Society.