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Mrs. Julie Pierce
Welcome! I am Julie Pierce, the principal of Fairhope Elementary School. Prior to coming to Fairhope, I was the principal of Gulf Shores Elementary, assistant principal at J. Larry Newton School, reading coach at Summerdale School, a second grade teacher in North Alabama in Guntersville and Albertville, and a fifth grade teacher in Orlando, Florida. This is my twenty-eighth year in education. My, how time flies!
I grew up in Oneonta, Alabama and am a proud graduate of Oneonta High School. I graduated from the University of Alabama in business and began my career as an accountant. Later, I returned to UAB to earn a Master’s degree in Elementary Education and a certificate in Educational Leadership from the University of South Alabama.
I have lived in Fairhope since 2001 and am married to David Pierce. We are a blended family with 5 children. I have two children, and David has three. My son, Travis Warlick, is a software engineer, and my daughter, Margaret Warlick, is a gym administrator. John is a welder, and Stephen and Katie are students at the University of Alabama. Stephen is working on a Masters in Business Administration, and Katie is majoring in social work. Our empty nest leaves only the cat - Malibu.
I love spending time with my extended family debating at the dinner table, visiting around the pool, and putting together puzzles. My daddy and I can talk the ears off Billy goats! David and I love to tailgate at Alabama football games, read, and relax at the beach.
I am very proud to be associated with Baldwin County Schools. My leadership style is one of shared leadership. Working together we will continue the legacy of excellence associated with Fairhope Elementary School. I am a teacher at heart and know that education is one of the most rewarding careers a person can pursue. After serving in the business field for several years, I know what it’s like on the “other side,” and I treasure my days in education! I look forward to a wonderful year at Fairhope Elementary School!