Julie Lefler



  • Afterschool and Youth Development Credential


Julie Lefler earned her Bachelor of Science in Education with an emphasis in English writing from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. She is an executive level director with over twenty years of experience in early care and education. She is an experienced in program development, leadership development, and community collaboration.

As a problem solver and change agent, Lefler has devoted her skills to a variety of YMCA leadership roles. She has run highly successfully programs for parent/child, toddlers, preschool, tumbling, ballet, youth nights, babysitting classes, and gym and swim.

She is currently a member of the Wisconsin Afterschool Network and a member at large of the Association of YMCA Professionals. She has received honors and awards from the YMCA and completed various certifications ranging from Fiscal Management to Volunteerism.

She is currently an Executive Level Director at Kohl’s Child Development Center where she works to recruit and mentor new child care teachers.