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.
In her role at Arizona State University, Julie works to create new school models that meet the evolving needs of students. Under Julie’s guidance, ASU Prep illustrates what the future of school looks like. Leveraging the connections between high school and college provides students with a new continuous model of education, unencumbered by age and grade level barriers.
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.
Julie graduated with a MEd from the University of South Florida following her undergraduate work at the University of Kentucky and is a Fellow of the 22nd class of the Pahara – Aspen Education Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network. She and her husband Bruce have been married for 40 years and have two sons, two beautiful daughter-in-law’s, and four amazing grandchildren and two golden retrievers. 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