Assistant Head for Community Life
Julia Howard Bush Instructor in Physical Education
Judy graduated from Springfield College with a B.S. in physical education. She came to Emma Willard in 1978 from the National Cathedral School in Washington, D.C., where she was a houseparent, teacher, and coach. Judy began her career on Mount Ida as the athletic director and chair of the health and physical education department. Now in her 34th year, she was the athletic director for 17 years and dean of students for 13 years, having sole responsibility for both roles jointly for four additional years. Judy has been a faculty trustee, chair of the disciplinary committee, and senior class advisor. She oversaw early dormitory renovations and the building of the boat house. In addition, she has coached field hockey, basketball, softball, taught outdoor living, physical education, and self-defense classes. Judy lives in Troy.