Dr. Julie Chancellor Named New Principal at Doss High School

Chancellor previously worked as an assistant principal at Atherton

By Juliann Morris

August 8, 2022 – Dr. Julie Chancellor has been named the new principal of Doss High School effective Monday, August 8.

Chancellor previously served as an assistant principal at Atherton High School and has significant experience working on school improvement at the secondary level in Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS).

Dr. Julie Chancellor smiling

“I am excited to become a part of the tight-knit Doss community,” Chancellor said. “I am passionate about equity in education for all students and a fulfilling work environment for adults.”

Chancellor has been with JCPS since 2009, starting out as a social studies teacher at Valley High School. In 2014, she moved to The Academy @ Shawnee as a resource teacher before being named principal of the school’s freshman academy. Since 2018, Chancellor has worked as an assistant principal at Atherton and also led the school’s racial equity program.

“Dr. Chancellor’s wide breadth of leadership experience has prepared her well to lead Doss,” said Dr. Nathan Meyer, Assistant Superintendent of Accelerated Improvement Schools. “Through her administrative experiences in JCPS, Dr. Chancellor has demonstrated her versatility as an instructional leader, as an equity-driven leader, and with the ability to improve learning outcomes for all students.”

Chancellor holds a Doctorate of Education in instructional leadership and organizational development, a Master of Arts in teaching in secondary social studies education and a Bachelor of Science in political science, all from the University of Louisville. 

Chancellor holds high standards for both students and faculty and works to bring out the best in those she leads through quality relationships, she said. 

“I look forward to making positive relationships with the entire Doss community: students, faculty and families,” Chancellor said. “I am proud to be a Doss Dragon and look forward to serving the school.”