•  Assistant Principal Julie Humphreys 

    HumphreysJ@duvalschools.org

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    Mrs. Humphreys is originally from Knoxville, TN and received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee in 2002. She began her teaching career at Navarre High School in Santa Rosa County supporting struggling readers. While teaching reading, she became passionate about helping struggling readers become avid readers. As a result of this new passion in her life, she pursued a Master’s in Teaching and Learning from NOVA Southeastern University.  At NOVA Southeastern University she conducted active research with a focus on how fluency strategies impact struggling readers’ comprehension skills.

    From Navarre High School, Mrs. Humphreys transitioned to Terry Parker High School as the Reading Department Head in 2006.  At Terry Parker, she taught a variety of students such as ELL students and Retake Reading students.  In 2009, she was asked to be a Literacy Coach at Asa Philip Randolph due to their school’s reading scores.  In her new position, she collaborated with teachers in regards to reading strategies, differentiated instruction, gradual release, and rigor. Based on the increased student achievement trends at APR as a Literacy Coach, she was promoted to be a Secondary Reading Specialist for Duval County Public Schools.   As a Reading Specialist, she provided district-wide professional development for coaches and teachers and assisted with recommendations from Instructional Review Plans. Also, she facilitated several district curriculum and assessment writing teams for English Language Arts and Reading courses.

    While Mrs. Humphreys made a positive impact for struggling reading students at the district level, she wanted to increase student achievement as an instructional leader at the school level.  In 2015, she became an Assistant Principal at Samuel W. Wolfson High School.  Her goal is to have every student at Wolfson High School become College and Career Ready in literacy before they leave the wolfpack.  Her goal cannot be accomplished without the Wolfson team. She feels blessed to be part of a team that collaborates and creates rigorous learning opportunities, maintains high expectations for all students, and supports cultural and social differences among the Wolfson community.

    Her favorite quote:

    “The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read.” –Mark Twain