On Monday, August 20, 2012, nationally recognized educator Julie Shively will speak to Randolph-Macon Academy cadet leaders as part of their leadership training program. The presentation will take place at 1:00 p.m. in Boggs Chapel on the R-MA campus.
Shively is the Principal of Wheeling Central Catholic High School. Upon graduating from high school, she entered the U.S. Air Force Academy. She completed her education with a Bachelor of Science in political science and became a pilot in the Air Force, flying C-141 Starlifters.
After nine years in the Air Force, she left active duty to become a teacher. She graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a master’s degree in early childhood education and taught for three years in Virginia before moving to Atlanta, Georgia. There she distinguished herself by earning National Board certification, an honor bestowed on just two percent of teachers nationwide. She also earned her specialist degree in middle grades math and science from Brenau University.
Shively is also a writer; she has published two books about the Civil and Revolutionary War sites and numerous children's board books for Seaworld and the San Diego Zoo. As an Air Force Reserve Historian, she has written histories such as the Air Force's participation in the Hurricane Katrina relief effort, a pamphlet about the Tuskegee Airmen, and articles for Citizen Airmen magazine.
Randolph-Macon Academy (R-MA), founded in 1892, is a college-preparatory, coeducational day and boarding school for students in grades 6 through 12. Students in grades 9-12 participate in R-MA’s 91st Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) and have the option to participate in a unique flight program. R-MA is affiliated with the United Methodist Church and is located in Front Royal, VA.