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CISD Veteran Selected as Assistant Superintendent
Houston County Courier - November 2008
Jeannie Julian, formerly the Director of Special Education for Crockett Independent School District, was appointed assistant superintendent recently to replace Dr. Sharon Ross who left last spring to become the superintendent of Jefferson ISD.
Mrs. Julian earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Stephen F. Austin and from Sam Houston University, a Master of Education and her Mid-Management Certificate.
Mrs. Julian is a graduate of Crockett High School as is her husband Pete and daughter Marci. She has been a teacher and administrator for CISD for 30 years.
She said of her new position, "You know that special education has always been my passion, but this new role gives me the opportunity to touch more kids."
Mrs. Julian will be the administrator in charge of, not only special education, but also gifted/talented, curriculum and instruction, and other special programs offered in the school district.
She said that so many of the district's personnel have "stepped up to the plate" and are willing to help her all they can in "finding the best programs, the best teachers, and the best methods to be the best district we can be."
Mrs. Julian said that she realized that with the new title comes new and challenging demands, which she views as "opportunities," but she believes that she has the knowledge and experience to get things to "fit together."
She has been the director of special education since 1997; was the principal for 4 1/2 years and the first assistant principal under Buddy Sumrall at Crockett Intermediate school for half a year; taught 4th-6th grade gifted/talented math and language arts classes for three years; taught 5th grade L/A for five years, and in 1985, after a five year hiatus following the birth of her daughter, she taught 2nd grade under Willia Wooten for three years at Crockett Elementary School.