Director of Media Activism
Julie Morris leads Children at Risk’s communication & digital advocacy efforts to improve the lives of Texas children as the Director of Media Activism. Prior to her current role, she managed the organization’s education and parent engagement research and advocacy efforts in the Dallas-Fort Worth region as Associate Director of North Texas Programs.
Prior to joining C@R, Julie served as a 9th & 10th grade English teacher and 2012 Teach for America Corps Member in Charlotte, North Carolina. In the classroom, Julie acquired expertise in data-driven instruction, curriculum design, and character education. Julie holds a Master of Public Administration from the Bush School of Government & Public Service at Texas A&M University where she led research projects spanning state Medicaid policy, early education financing, and human trafficking. In 2016, she was selected as an Urban Leaders Fellow to support cradle-to-career education initiatives in the Office of Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf. Julie continues to be a passionate advocate for educational equity, social justice, and systems change.