Rapp grad is top curriculum leader

Julie Myers, principal at Glenvar Middle School in Salem, Va., and a 1985 graduate of Rappahannock County High School, has been named the 2010 Virginia Outstanding Supervisor/Curriculum Leader of the Year.

The award is given each year by the Virginia Association for Supervisors and Curriculum Development. It recognizes school leaders whose focus on curriculum and instruction has promoted excellence in teaching and learning, increased student achievement, and created a positive school climate and culture.

Julie Myers

“Dr. Myers’ leadership style and professional accomplishments embody the mission of the organization for all educators: to advance excellence in teaching, learning, and leading. Her commitment to effective instructional practices and continuous professional growth and development provide a culture of learning for students, staff, and educators throughout the state,” said Virginia ASCD executive director Ann Etchison.

“Dr. Myers is an outstanding leader who puts others at ease as she supports and guides them, all while leading by example,” said Roanoke County schools superintendent Lorraine Lange. “She is a visionary and a lifelong learner whose passion lies in making staff development, curriculum development, and instruction truly meaningful.”

Myers is the daughter of Richard and Judith Burke of Huntly. She resides in Roanoke with her husband, John, and sons, Drew and Austin.

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