Julie Roos

Bronx, New York

Julie's Story

Julie Roos is an educator in Clark County School District in Southern Nevada. She serves as the District Chair for the Golden Desert Speech & Debate Association, is a Teacher-Consultant for the Southern Nevada Writing Project, and is a past-president of the Southern Nevada Council of Teachers of English. Julie is also a scorer, prompt-developer, and scoring conference staffer for the National Writing Project’s College, Career, and Community Writing Program, helping to verify the efficacy of this program that she has also helped introduce in Southern Nevada. 

Julie spent her first 14 years in CCSD at Canyon Springs High School and Leadership & Law Academy, teaching English and Law Magnet courses and serving as an instructional leader. As she transitions to working on the campus of NWCTA, Julie will continue to serve as a Speech & Debate coach at Canyon Springs. Julie believes that every student has a vision to share with the world, and that they are stronger when they do so together, which has led her to coach the Golden Desert World Schools Debate team for the past seven years. World Schools Debate combines students from across Southern Nevada on teams to represent Golden Desert for the National Speech & Debate Association National Tournament, and Julie’s competitors–representing the length and breadth of Clark County’s public and private schools–have had winning records at every Nationals. 

Julie is originally from Pittsburgh, PA, where she first began competing in Speech & Debate, a graduate of the Cook Honors College at IUP (BSEd), where she first began attending Writing Project Conferences, and Western Michigan University (MA), where she first taught college composition.


One Person Can Make A Difference and Everyone Should Try

Teaching Discipline(s)

English and Magnet Specialized Courses



Hall of Fame. Golden Desert Speech & Debate Association. 2020

Grant Recipient. National Writing Project. 2016-2019

Heart of Education Finalist. The Rogers Foundation. 2021, 2020, and 2017

NSHSS AP Educator Grant Recipient. NSHSS. 2019

UNLV Teacher Recognition Award. UNLV, nominated by a matriculating student. 2017

Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation, Joseph B. Whitehead Educator of Distinction Award. Coca-Cola, recognized by scholarship award-winning student. 2015

Diamond Coaching Award. National Speech and Debate Association. 2015

High School Teacher of Excellence. NCTE. 2014