On Thursday, June 24, Birdville ISD’s Board of Trustees announced three administrative appointments effective July 1, 2021. Dr. Julia Hyman was appointed executive director of teaching and learning, Dr. Melissa Glenn was appointed director of federal programs, and Dr. Jennifer Perry was named director of teaching and learning.
Julia “Julie” Hyman, Ed.D., has been director of teaching and learning and advanced academics for Birdville ISD since 2019. She oversees K–12 gifted and talented programs, Advanced Placement, Dual Credit, AVID, and the Collegiate Academy of Birdville. With over 30 years of experience as a public school classroom teacher, educational consultant, and content and program coordinator, Dr. Hyman has had the honor of helping both students and teachers grow. She believes in the value of rigorous and relevant instruction with a strong foundation of literacy skills.
She earned her bachelor’s degree from Texas Christian University, master’s degree from the University of North Texas, and doctorate from Dallas Baptist University. She serves as an adjunct professor at Dallas Baptist University.
Melissa “Missy” Glenn, Ed.D., has been coordinator of federal and state programs in Birdville ISD since 2020. Before BISD, she was superintendent of Palacios ISD from 2019–20, deputy superintendent of Kennedale ISD from 2016–19, and director of finance at Birdville ISD from 2015–16. Glenn has also been an adjunct professor at The University of Texas at Arlington since 2013.
She earned her bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees from Texas Christian University.
Jennifer Perry, Ed.D., has been the executive director of instructional services of Lake Dallas ISD since 2020. She also was a principal at Lake Dallas Elementary from 2012–20, assistant principal at Lake Dallas Elementary from 2009–12, and assistant principal at Lake Dallas Intermediate from 2006–09.
Outside of school, Perry currently serves on the board of Love For Kids, Inc. as their volunteer chair.
She earned her bachelor’s degree from The University of North Texas, master’s degree from Tarleton State University, and doctorate from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor.