2001 Zubac
Milken Scholar 2001
Scholar Profile

Julija Zubac

Education Management


As the Coordinator of School Transformation, Restorative Communities at the Partnership for Los Angeles Schools, Julija manages the implementation of restorative justice practices, social emotional learning, trauma informed practices and culturally responsive teaching across a network of high-need LAUSD schools in Boyle Heights, South Los Angeles, and Watts. Named one of "30 Under 30 Innovative Educators" in 2011, Julija Zubac is an educator with extensive teaching and international experience. Ms. Zubac has taught social science for grades 5th-12th, in Glendale, Rosemead and Watts. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania (BA, Honors in Political Science) and Claremont Graduate University (MA, Education), Julija has worked on projects in India, Bosnia, and Mexico and grew up in the ex-Yugoslavia, Italy and the U.S. Julija is a war survivor and an activist for a more peaceful and just world.
Specialties: teaching and instructional leadership; workshop facilitation; building/sustaining partnerships; teacher-led advocacy to elevate the profession; restorative justice; social emotional learning; antiracist teaching; intercultural dialogue.

Languages: English, Spanish, Italian, Bosnian/Serbian/Croatian

High school:  Marshall Fundamental


College Year Degree
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
2006 B.A. Political Science
Claremont Graduate University
Claremont, CA
2011 M.A. Education