The School Administrators of Montana have chosen Jule Walker, superintendent of the Plevna Schools, as the 2013 G.V. Erickson Award recipient. This award is given to a member of the School Administrators of Montana who has made the greatest contribution to the betterment of education in Montana and is the most prestigious award a school administrator of Montana can receive.
In addition to her ongoing service to OPI, MASS, SAM, AASA, MREA and MTSBA, Walker has served as a board member on SAM, as the president of SAM and as the MASS president for a number of years. Her vast experience and visionary ideals have made her a wonderful resource for colleagues and peers wishing for a mentor to consult with on difficult issues and challenges.
Jule has worked tirelessly to implement the Common Core Standards in Plevna, develop MBI strategies that integrate RTI, collaborate to allow Plevna students to pursue AP and dual credit classes, improve reading, math and writing skills while developing differentiated instruction that meets students’ needs at their individual levels. Her leadership in her school district has led to excellent results and high student performance.
Jule began her career in Montana in 1997 as the superintendent/K-12 principal of Carter County High and Ekalaka Elementary. Since 2002 she has been the superintendent/K-12 principal of Plevna School District 55. Walker received her bachelor's of science degree from Eastern Montana College in Billings, followed by a master of education degree in educational administration from University of LaVerne in LaVerne, Calif., and the Superintendent/K-12 Principal Endorsement from the University of Montana.