Julie Young is Vice President of Education Outreach and Student Services for Arizona State University, and the Managing Director of ASU Prep Academy and ASU Prep Digital School. Julie is the leading voice for revolutionizing K-12 online education on the global stage. As the founding, President and CEO of Florida Virtual School she and her team grew the organization from a handful of students in 1996 to a highly acclaimed online school using personalized, next generation learning solutions. Young and her team grew FLVS into a diversified, worldwide organization creatively serving over 2 million students in 50 states and 68 countries worldwide.
Among many recognitions, Julie is the distinguished recipient of the Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize in Education, she was featured in Digital Learning’s Converge Yearbook as a top 50 innovator, named Technology & Learning Top 30 Influencers in Ed Tech, 2010 and received the Florida Diversity Council’s Multicultural Leadership Award. Julie started her career as an elementary educator, and continues to use that lens today as she designs internationally connected and engaging models of education, that keep students at the center.
Julie continues to put her expertise as the leading authority on virtual and online education to use as she advises a number of entrepreneurial education and technology organizations including, USDLA, iNACOL, WGU, DreamBox Learning and beyond.
Julie graduated with a MEd from the University of South Florida following her undergraduate work at the University of Kentucky. She and her husband Bruce have been married for 36 years and have two sons, two beautiful daughter-in-law’s, and three amazing grandchildren. Her passion and desire to see all students succeed is the motivating factor behind all she does. When not working, you can usually find her on a boat or a beach.
Masters of Administration and Supervision, University of South Florida
Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education, University of Kentucky