Roland and Julie Johnson
Roland and Julie joined Stowe in 2007 and 2008 respectively, having previously both taught at Concord College in Shropshire. Until their joint appointment in 2014 as Houseparents of West, Roland was the Assistant Housemaster of Chandos and Julie was the resident Under Housemistress of Stanhope. Roland and Julie have two sons. As the first Houseparents of West, Roland and Julie take great pride in creating the supportive and welcoming ethos of Stowe’s newest house community.
Educated at Dauntsey’s in Wiltshire, then Bristol and Durham universities,
Roland teaches Chemistry at Stowe and also specialises in preparing prospective medical applicants and providing UCAS advice for pupils pursuing scientific courses at Oxbridge and Russell Group universities. Roland coaches rugby at Colts level and was also the Master in Charge of squash at Stowe for seven years, during which time he played for Buckingham’s 1st V squash team. Roland’s hobbies include languages, film and opera.
Before joining Stowe, Julie was a Housemistress, Sixth Form Tutor and English teacher at Concord College, as well as Director of Studies for the summer courses. Julie joined Stowe in 2008 as an English teacher and moved to her current role as Head of International in 2010. Her
BA is in English and French from Queen’s University Belfast and she has a Master’s Degree in TESOL. Julie is a sub-lieutenant in the CCF Royal Navy section and she also enjoys coaching netball. Julie’s interests include skiing, horse riding and tennis.