Julie Bettis is a dedicated and knowledgeable educator with 34 years of experience in the public school setting. She served as an elementary teacher in grades 1-5, Instructional Coach and Principal in the largest district in Kansas, the Wichita Public Schools.

As a principal in an urban setting, for 17 years, Julie led her schools in continuous improvement. She has experience utilizing Marzano Teacher Evaluation and Essentials for Achieving Rigor as a practicing principal and instructional leader. Julie is passionate about serving at risk students, having led three schools with high populations of students of poverty and ELL. She has vast experience in school improvement, Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS), and Turn Around Schools. Julie’s strong belief in the power of education to change lives is a driving force in her commitment to serve students and educators.

Julie has a Masters in School Leadership from Friends University and a BSE from the University of Kansas. She participated in Harvard Graduate School of Education Summer Institute for Turn Around Principals.