Cowley College

Julie Rhoads | Faculty Profiles

Julie Rhoads

Director of Education

Arkansas City Campus
Office: Ireland Hall 201
Phone: 620.441.5316

Julie 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 d�cor. 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