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Julie Kowal
Marian University
 
Julie Kowal 

Julie Kowal is a senior consultant with Public Impact, a national education policy and management consulting firm based in Chapel Hill, N.C. She consults and leads teams to offer research-based guidance on policy and management issues in education, including teacher quality, evaluation, retention and compensation, and dramatic change in persistently underperforming schools.  An alumna of AmeriCorps NCCC and Public Allies DC, Ms. Kowal earned her law degree with honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

In the area of school restructuring, Ms. Kowal’s recent work includes advising the state of Tennessee on the creation of its Achievement School District; assisting the Colorado Department of Education in the development of a system to address chronically failing schools, evaluate external education service providers, and increase teacher and leader effectiveness; examining the school turnaround initiative in Chicago Public Schools; and conducting an evaluation of the School Turnaround Specialist Program at the University of Virginia.