Julie Carney is the social worker at Wood River High School. She was born in Southern California and moved to the valley with her parents, John and Sue Stoneback and her sister Sharyl, in 1978 when she was 11 years old. After graduating from Wood River High School, she began her undergraduate education at University of Idaho, and she eventually ended up at The University of California Los Angeles where she received her Bachelor’s degree in psychology in 1991. In 1996 she received her master’s in social work. Julie then continued on and became licensed in Idaho as a licensed clinical social worker.
After living in Southern California for over 12 years, Julie and her husband Brian returned to Wood River Valley to raise a family. Julie’s two teenage boys are John, and junior, and William, a freshman. Julie and her family also have a sweet dog, Lucy, and a spoiled cat, Buttercup.
As a social worker and Adlerian based practitioner, Julie has a deep respect for the holistic aspect of life. She views her existence as intertwined with those of her family, neighborhood, city, and so on. She believes in doing what she can to be a positive, contributing part of her society. Julie says that one of the aspects of life that brings people from all walks of life together is the need for food, for sustenance. Food plays such an integral part in how we can come together or pull apart. She loves the Wood River Valley. Julie and her family choose to live her because of the beauty, peace, and kindness that winds its way through the valley like the river it was named for. Joining the CFA has allowed her to connect with the community and give back to it as well.