Northern Tioga School District
Julie Preston has been a member of the Northern Tioga School Board since 2008. She was vice president and in 2015 was elected president, a role she still holds. She also sits on the Intermediate Unit 17 board and had served as the treasurer until 2017 when she became vice president from 2018-21. In her community, she is the Tioga Old Home Day committee treasurer, Tioga Volunteer Firemen’s Ambulance treasurer, CUMC church auditor and has served on local election boards as an inspector of elections. She has been a PSBA liaison for several years, a regional director and a Section 3 leader until the end of her term this year. She has attended the PASA-PSBA School Leadership Conference every year since becoming a board member in 2008. She is a retired independent grocery store owner.
In response to the nomination form question, “Why I wish to serve in this position and what I hope to accomplish?”
“I have been on my local school board for 15 years looking out for all students’ best interest within our budgetary constraints. I have gone through school consolidation to pull in the reins of spending. My district has 2,100 students within a 336 square mile radius that expands 60 miles, east to west! We have three elementary schools and two high schools.
I would like to think my expertise in rural public education would be a help to PSBA in looking out for all students in education. Certainly, I hope I can help make a difference!”