Effective Leadership for our Schools

Julia Brim-Edwards brings 30+ years of unique experience as a leader in our community and schools.

Prior to joining the Board in 2017, Brim-Edwards spent two decades as a parent and community leader fighting for school funding at the state and local levels and on initiatives to improve our schools and better support students. She was elected and served as a PPS School Board Chair/Board Member from 2001-2005, a uniquely challenging economic time much like when she re-joined the Board in 2017.

She has lived in SE Portland for 45+ years, attended Glencoe Elementary, graduated from Washington-Monroe HS, and earned a BA from Oregon State. A six-sport athlete, she has been inducted into the Portland Interscholastic League (PIL) Hall of Fame. As PPS parents for 18 years, Julia and Randall participated fully in their kids’ school communities, including 18 years of PTA and Site Council meetings and volunteering in the classroom and with athletics.