Julia Keleher founded Keleher & Associates in 2009. Over the years, Julia has designed, managed and led projects of various sizes. She is sought after for her ability to operationalize strategic initiatives, create infrastructure and lead change.
Julia has dedicated nearly 20 years of her life to education and government; she has worked in public and non-public school systems and has experience at the Federal, State and local levels. Julia has been a classroom teacher, guidance counselor and school administrator. While working as the Special Assistant to the Superintendent in Red Clay Consolidated School District (Wilmington, DE), Julia led the design and implementation of a computer adaptive assessment system. This initiative radically changed the district’s use of formative assessments and allowed for greater use of data driven decision making in instructional planning. While working at the US Department of Education (ED), Julia provided State and Local Education Agencies with technical assistance to support the development of high quality, compliant school improvement programs. Before leaving ED, Julia led a team in the Risk Management Service to develop analytical approaches to assessing and mitigating operational risk in education grants. Julia was recognized as an emerging leader in government and was selected to participate in the Excellence in Government (2011) and Federal Executive Institute (2012).
Julia earned her BA in Political Science and MS Ed in Psychological Services from the University Pennsylvania. She completed her MBA in June 2013 and holds a doctorate degree from the University of Delaware. Her dissertation focused on the use of data-driven decision making among school-level administrators and educators. Julia is currently teaching graduate level project management courses at George Washington University’s Business School. In addition, she is a technical trainer for Management Concepts specializing in Project Management.