To celebrate Women’s History Month, our DPS Belong Groups share their connections to this moment. DPS Belong groups are intentional spaces for DPS team members with similar backgrounds, beliefs and experiences to gather, celebrate and create community.
Because of our unique group, we decided to select Juliette Low as the face of our group for March. She had hearing loss in one ear after an ear infection was treated with silver nitrate at her insistence. And it was at her wedding where rice got lodged in her good ear; she had to cut her honeymoon short when it caused an infection. As a result she was completely deaf in one ear and had minimal hearing in the other. She used this to her advantage when starting the Girl Scouts. She was pretty amazing. She traveled the world, was friends with Rudyard Kipling and Robert Baden-Powell who started Boy Scouts, and she started Girl Scouts in America after being inspired by meeting him. She also served as a nurse during the Spanish-American War. Juliette Low embodies the spirit of adventure, bravery, empowerment and self-sufficiency.
Julie Naski Roman
Mild and Moderate Special Educator
Munroe Elementary School
Denver Public Schools