Julie Paige Pittman
Julie Paige Pittman was called to be an educator and community builder. She is a proud graduate of Johnston County Public Schools, and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Speech Communications, as well as a Master of Arts in Communication Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She held teaching positions at UNC-CH, Rutgers University, New York University, and Central Piedmont Community College, as well as worked in professional theater while in NYC. In 2003, she joined Rutherford County Schools as a high school English teacher at R-S Central High School, and is currently the NC Western Region Teacher of the Year. Outside of school, Julie is a wife and a mother of twin daughters, and is also a member of several civic and community groups in Western NC and across the state that support education, women, children, and communities. She thrives on motivating students to find their own voices and roles as citizens of this world, as well as inspiring fellow teachers to grow their skills by expanding their classrooms into the global community. Ultimately, she believes each of us shares a role in supporting and nurturing all students, and thus shaping our collective future.