2015 Sure Shot (Metro Denver) - Julie McRae

Julie McRae, M.Ed.,Ed.S, Licensed Administrator
District Health Services/504 Coordinator

Adams 12 Five Star Schools

Julie McRae grew up in the Atlanta Metro area and attended college at the University of West Georgia where she earned her B. S. degree in Sociology. After working in Social Work and as Status Offender Counselor for a few years, she was recruited by a principal to come to work for him.She returned to college and earned her teaching license and went on to earn a Master’s  in Middle Grades Education. She later returned to school to become a school counselor and earned her Specialist Degree in Counseling and Educational Psychology, also at the University of West Georgia. Julie later attended Jacksonville State University in Alabama to earn her licensure in Educational Leadership, Supervision, and Administration.

Julie taught in the classroom in rural Georgia for ten years. She later became a lead school counselor and director of guidance in the greater Atlanta metro area until her move to North Carolina in 2007, where she continued as a school counselor.

Julie moved to Denver in December of 2011 after her husband’s transfer to the area. She is currently the District 504 and Health Services Coordinator for Adams 12 Five Star Schools. Julie oversees a department with 48 health offices and supervises 15 nurses serving almost 40,000 students. Julie has been serving students and families in public school for over thirty years.

"Julie does not shy away from difficult tasks, and she and the nurses and health aides were able to bring the immunization compliance in the district up into the 97-98 percentile. She collaborates well with others and uses all resources available to her. She strongly advocates for children to get their required immunizations. Our compliance rates are now the highest and our exemption rates are the lowest among the twenty largest districts in Colorado." - Allison Episkopos BSN, RN, MS, Lead Nurse Provider, Adams 12 Five Star Schools