Julie Powell is in her third year as principal of the Rutherford Opportunity Center.  Mrs. Powell is a 23-year veteran of Rutherford County Schools serving as: East Rutherford High School EC teacher and multi-sport coach (1996-2010),  Assistant Principal at East Rutherford High School (2010-2015) and Chase High School (2015-2017), Principal Rutherford Opportunity Center (2017 to present).

She is very passionate about serving the students at the alternative school and works tirelessly to ensure students receive a diploma and are prepared for life after high school.

She has a BA in Physical Education, a Master’s in Special Education, and a Master’s in School Administration. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, and especially delights in spending time with her three teenage children.

Contact Information

Julie Powell

Principal Rutherford Opportunity Center
Rutherford County Schools

(828) 248-5294


Field Project
Setting The BAR Student Incentive Program

Project Location
Forest City, NC

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