Julie Shepherd

Julie Shepherd, Ph.D.

Engagement Director

About Julie Shepherd, Ph.D.

Dr. Julie K. Shepherd is an engagement director on Mass Insight’s School Improvement Team supporting schools, districts, and states nationwide. Her most recent portfolio of engagements includes district equity audits and district and school diagnostics. Julie supports internal business development efforts, talent growth and development of School Improvement team members, and the development of equity- and inclusion-focused frameworks, tools, and processes. She has also facilitated root cause analyses, school improvement and district strategic planning processes, and supported transformation zones, school-level development of instructional systems and practices, and community school alliance efforts. Julie has worked in education for over 20 years, including teaching 4th-8th grade mathematics in Illinois, Georgia, and Sweden, and working for Iowa Testing Programs while in graduate school. She holds a B.S. in Elementary Education from Illinois State University and an M.A. in Educational Measurement and Statistics, an Ed.S. in School Curriculum and Assessment Policy, and a Ph.D. in Educational Policy and Leadership Studies from the University of Iowa.