As a senior program specialist for NIET, Julie is part of the LA BOLD team supporting schools and districts within Louisiana. Her work centers on supporting Rapides Parish schools and district personnel to impact instructional practices and grow students.
Julie comes to NIET after spending 25 years in Louisiana's DeSoto Parish school system, where she served as a TAP master teacher for eight of those years. In this role, she helped lead a school serving pre-K through 12th grade to substantial growth.
Before becoming a TAP master teacher, Julie taught English Language Arts at the middle school level for more than 15 years. Her career began as a special education teacher. Julie earned her Bachelor of Arts in education and special education certification from Louisiana State University at Shreveport.