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Julie Madison Jacoby, M.Ed.

Founder of Adolescent Mentoring


Julie Madison Jacoby earned her Masters of Education in Counseling from Ohio University and her Bachelor of Arts in Music Education from Stephens College in Missouri. She taught for thirty-one years in both independent and public schools before founding Adolescent Mentoring in 2006.  Julie has mentored students and faculty and counseled parents and teachers throughout her career.


Julie spent most of her teaching career in New Jersey. She began teaching at Gill/St. Bernard’s School in Gladstone. She also taught in the Succusunna Public Schools and Florham Park Public Schools.


Julie spent her last nineteen years of teaching at Newark Academy in Livingston where she was a highly regarded and involved faculty member. In addition to directing the Choral Music Program, Julie was the Director of the Faculty Mentoring Program and a Lead Counselor in the Student Advising Program. While at Newark Academy. Julie twice received the Allsopp Award, which is given to "the faculty member who has gone above and beyond, working to change the course of students' lives."  She also was honored with the Headmaster's Award for "teaching excellence and for having contributed significantly to the life and work of the community." 

Julie’s professional career has also included creating a pre-school co-op in California, working as as Residence Counselor for Stephens College in Missouri, and spending six summers as the Girls’ Camp Director for YMCA Camp Sloane in Connecticut.


Julie’s life also includes a love for music and theatre, both on and off the stage, and spending time with her creative and wonderful friends. She honors the children who have lived with her.



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I am very excited to introduce you to our mentors. Each Adolescent Mentor brings their own rich background of experience to this work. In addition to their own education and experience, each person goes through one-on-one training with me to learn the methods and the concepts which I have developed in creating Adolescent Mentoring. Hours are spent learning how to see opportunities to move students/adults forward in positive ways. “Shadowing” me in actual sessions are like master classes in that they can see these methods and concepts in action. Following each session they observe, we analyze the choices made and the goals set and met. I am a constant resource, at any time, for the Mentors and they are encouraged to use me often!


Michael, Suzanne and Jesse are dedicated professionals with whom I am so proud to be associated. They are creative and positive and eager to help solve problems for students, families and adults. If you would like to know more about any of these mentors, just ask, I would be glad to brag about them!


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