Welcome, Dr. Julia Drake!

Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction

For the past twelve years, Dr. Drake has served as the Principal of Springhurst Elementary School in the Dobbs Ferry School District. While guiding her school of more than 700 students, she led curriculum reviews and innovations that included but were not limited to ELA, math, science and SEL.

“She is a dedicated and beloved leader in Dobbs Ferry where she has worked closely with colleagues at all levels of the district,” said Superintendent Selesnick.

“It is my honor to join the Katonah-Lewisboro School District and become a member of this highly regarded school community,” said Dr. Drake. “I consider it a privilege to be a part of this team and am eager to work to help advance the district goals and continue to propel the district forward.”

Previously, Dr. Drake was the principal of P.S. 147 Isaac Remsen School in Brooklyn. Before becoming an administrator, Dr. Drake began her career as a special education teacher. Following degrees earned in Political Science and Elementary Education, Dr. Drake received her Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership through Manhattanville College. This past year, she has been a participant in the Advanced Education Policy Leadership Program through Columbia University, with a focus on high school graduation requirements.

Dr. Drake replaces Dr. Mary Ford, who is retiring; she joins Katonah-Lewisboro School District on July 1, 2023.