Who We Are
Julie Fisher worked extensively in the field of education in Washington, DC, and Boston, following completion of her BA and MA, and receiving teaching certification from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. After a decade in the classroom, she served as a curriculum director and teacher supervisor, hiring and mentoring teachers, overseeing curricular programming, and leading a multi-year accreditation process. In addition, Julie was an educational consultant, curriculum specialist, and social media educator. Julie arrived in Tel Aviv with her husband, Daniel Shapiro, and their three children in the summer of 2011. In her role as the spouse of the US Ambassador, she engaged with educational, medical, and philanthropic institutions around Israel and supported the programming of the US Embassy in these areas. Julie was the president of Diplomatic Spouses of Israel, a group of over 250 spouses of diplomats from around the world that built cultural connections and engaged in charitable and volunteer projects throughout Israel. She took a personal interest in the safety and care of underprivileged children in childcare settings in South Tel Aviv and worked with NGOs and other partners to improve the conditions through fundraisers and hands-on repair projects. In 2018, she created the Consortium for Israel and the Asylum Seekers in order to bring attention to the issue of supporting the asylum seeking community in Israel and to facilitate the involvement of volunteers, donors, and communities in Israel and abroad.