Julie Watson, the youngest of four, grew up on a farm in north central Illinois. She attended college at Illinois State University where she received her Bachelor's degree in Accounting and Business Administration. She has been married to Michael, her high school sweetheart, for 33 years. They have four children: Jeremy, attended LuHi 2000-2003, graduated 2004 from Springfield High; Melissa Bringuet, 2006 LuHi alum; Tyler, 2008 LuHi alum; and Caitlin 2010 LuHi Alum. She currently has three grandchildren: Laina, Grayson, and Frankie. Julie enjoys singing, playing the piano, reading, and spending time with her family. Julie has worked at Lutheran High since 2009.