Jules Schoolmeester – Executive Director
Prior to joining Beaverton PAL, Jules served as executive director for Face It TOGETHER Sioux Falls, a non-profit organization focusing on helping individuals and families get well from addiction, headquartered in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. She brings strength and experience in communications, particularly writing and presentation skills. She also worked as a paralegal at the Minnehaha County Office of the Public Defender in Sioux Falls, which created a passion for advocating for a greater understanding of the disease of addiction and how addiction affects the criminal justice system. Prior to that, Jules was employed with Volunteers of America-Dakotas, coordinating the AmeriCorps and volunteer programs, as well as serving as a Youth Link teacher at Whittier Middle School.
Julie earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She enjoys spending time with her German Shorthaired Pointer, Joey, and is a blogger and runner.