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Julie Rhoads

Director of Education

Arkansas City Campus
Office: Ireland Hall 201
Phone: 620.441.5316

Julie RhoadsJulie Rhoads entered education at the advice or her mother, the best advice a mother good give. She has found that as an educator she is able to change the lives of others in a multitude of ways and shares the gift of giving with her students. A passion is showing others how to teach using an interdisciplinary approach; making connections between content areas as well as real-life situations and settings.

Julie is married with two grown children and one grand-daughter. For therapy and relaxation, Julie loves to garden, landscape and repurpose items for new uses or décor. She loves to spend time on her tractor reflecting on life’s challenges and blessings.

Education and Degrees

  • B.A. - Elementary Education - Wichita State University
  • M.S. - Special Education: Gifted, Talented and Creative - Emporia State University

Kansas Licensures

  • Gifted Education K-12th
  • Elementary Education K – 9th
  • Mathematics 5th - 9th
  • Language Arts 5th – 8th
  • History Comprehensive 5th – 8th

Professional Organizations

  • CEA
  • KNEA
  • Council for Exceptional Children
  • KS Gifted, Talented & Creative
  • NAGC


  • NISOD Excellence Award Recipient – The University of Texas at Austin


  • Cowley College since 2006
  • Derby High School 1999-2006
  • Derby Middle School 1996-1999