Dr. Julie Ellis

Executive Director

I am honored in the opportunity to lead Bridging Communities Regional Career and Technical Center and Governor’s STEM Academy. I am proud of the many opportunities that Bridging Communities offers students. At Bridging Communities, students are able to get a jump-start on their college education, gain certifications, and earn credentials to enter successfully into the workforce after high school graduation. As a first-generation college student, I know how challenging it can be to navigate the transition from high school into the workforce, and Bridging Communities provides options and support to help students make this transition smoothly and successfully.

Outside of work, you will likely find me travelling, fishing the Chesapeake Bay with my husband Ray or watching sports (Go VCU Rams and Green Bay Packers).


- Ed.D, Educational Leadership, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2022

- M.Ed, K-12 Administration and Supervision, The College of William and Mary, 2014

- B.S., Health Education and Athletic Training, Virginia Commonwealth University, 1999


  • Assistant Principal

  • NKCPS Division Safety Coordinator

  • Athletic Director

  • Department Chair and Teacher