Julie Pile, an at-large member of the Kentucky Board of Education (KBE), has been named to the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) Board of Directors to serve a one-year term as a new member representative.
NASBE serves as the only membership organization for state boards of education. A nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, NASBE elevates state board members’ voices in national and state policymaking, facilitates the exchange of informed ideas, and supports members in advancing equity and excellence in public education for students of all races, genders and circumstances.
A long-time family and parent engagement advocate, Pile was appointed to the KBE in May by Gov. Andy Beshear. She has served in various volunteer and leadership positions with schools in northern Kentucky, including as local PTA president. She was a member of the Boone County Board of Education from January 2019 to December 2022 and served as the board’s chair in 2022.
Pile is a 2012 graduate of the Commonwealth Institute for Parent Leadership and a 2018 member of the inaugural EdTrust Fund Parent Fellowship class. In 2015, Pile co-founded ParentCamp and currently serves as the president. The organization’s model leans into capacity building and strengthening the family-school-community ecosystem, and works with local teams to provide opportunities for relational trust to be built amongst stakeholders. ParentCamp also offers a national virtual training once a month so parents, educators and community members from across the globe can connect, learn from each other and build a support system.
Pile is a 1987 graduate of Perrysburg High School (Ohio). She earned her bachelor’s degree in accounting in 1991 and a master’s degree in management information systems in 1997, both from Bowling Green State University.