Kentucky School Advocate
Julie Pile, a Boone County Schools board member, was named the Robert J. Storer Business-Education Champion of the Year by the Northern Kentucky Education Council.
The award, named for former Walton-Verona Superintendent Robert Storer, recognizes an individual for his or her involvement in and contribution to ongoing education initiatives, advocating for a world-class education system and sharing their resources, knowledge and skills. Storer presented Pile with the award at the 2022 Excellence in Education Celebration April 27 in Erlanger.
Pile became involved in schools when her daughter entered kindergarten. Over the next 12 years, Pile became PTA president, school-based decision making council member, Commonwealth Institute for Parent Leadership fellow and school board member.
In 2015, she started ParentCamp, which has become a national non-profit working with the U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to bring parent voice into schools and allow them to become a partner in the education system.