About Julie Rowe

My name is Julie Rowe...

...and I am running for Sharon School Committee.


I have lived in Sharon since 2012 and currently have three daughters at East Elementary. I moved to Sharon because of its reputation for excellence in education, and I am running for School Committee to ensure that this is a priority going forward. I also hope to apply my collaborative business background and an analytical and strategic approach to School Committee discussions going forward.


Community Involvement


Currently, I am co-president of the East Elementary PTO. In that capacity, I also serve on the Superintendent's Parent/Community Advisory Committee (SPCAC). 


  • Prior to this year, I also was a parent representative to the East principal search committee, and ran our carnival fundraiser, the Spring Groove, for two years.
  • As East Elementary’s Safe Routes to School coordinator, I worked with the Department of Public Works to improve safety for walkers and bikers by clearing away foliage at the intersection of Hampton and Deerfield Roads, and getting a “Your Speed” sign installed at a key bend in the road.
  • I was appointed to the Sharon Cultural Council in 2013 and stayed on for two terms, including two years as chair. 
  • Lacrosse is a great game that is catching on in Massachusetts and I’m proud to coach our local K-2 girls’ team. I am a member of the board of the Sharon Lacrosse Association. In addition, I have coached recreational soccer since 2014.
  • Even to this day, I am still friends with so many terrific women whom I met as an active member of the Sharon Moms Club


Work Experience


My background in marketing, communications and consulting would be an asset to the School Committee.


  • Prior to leaving the workforce after having my first child, I worked in various marketing and marketing consulting capacities, with clients that included major companies such as American Express and The Hartford. 
  • Most of my work involved breaking down problems, framing questions, finding answers, and then formulating a point of view and recommendations for the client.
  • For more than 10 years, I was also a volunteer and Board Member of a group known as Community Consulting Teams, which brings together teams of MBAs to provide Boston-area non-profits with pro-bono assistance in addressing business problems. In both capacities, I analyzed data, developed strategic direction, and provided marketing plans for our clients and ourselves.


Education


Darden Graduate School of Business Administration (Charlottesville, VA), University of Virginia

Master of Business Administration 

University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)

Cum Laude Bachelor of Arts in Economics, History 


Fun Fact

I have completed six half-marathons since 2016.

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