Julie Thompson has been an elementary classroom teacher, principal, and supervisor during her 27 years in education.
She was recognized as a National Distinguished Principal by the National Association of Elementary and Secondary Principals (NAESP) and as Tennessee Supervisor of the Year by the Tennessee Principals Association. She is currently serving as executive director of elementary education for Knox County Schools in Knoxville, Tennessee. In her role she has been working directly with NIET in supporting the district priority schools and the school improvement initiative at all 50 elementary schools.
Julie has a master's in elementary education from the University of Tennessee and an Ed.S. in administration and supervision from Lincoln Memorial University.