Wells said Scott's breadth of experience makes her a perfect fit to lead Centerfield.
"The Centerfield family will have a strong leader in Julie and I believe she will encourage Centerfield students and staff to achieve excellence while keeping the school's focus on students," Wells said.
Scott began her teaching career in 2001 at La Grange Elementary and joined the Centerfield staff in 2007. She earned the county's Walmart teacher of the year award in 2006 and Centerfield's teacher of the year award in 2007.
As a teacher, her class was used as a model for implementing the work of the PEBC Thinking Strategies concept and as a Renaissance Reading model classroom.
Scott was Camden Station Elementary's library media specialist and school technology coordinator from 2008-2010.
Scott earned her public school leadership certification from Indiana University Southeast. She holds master's degrees in library media education and elementary education, from Western Kentucky University and the University of Louisville, respectively.
Amy Cordrey, the district's elementary level director, said the school's site-based decision making council worked diligently to find the best person to serve as principal.
"Julie cares deeply for the Centerfield school community and is dedicated to having a positive impact on student learning," Cordrey said. "She has a great deal of experience in the area of elementary instruction and assessment, and I look forward to working with her as Centerfield's new principal."
Scott's appointment follows the departure of Diane Morgan, who retired at the end of March after 12 years as principal.
Cathy Barnard has served as interim principal since Morgan's retirement while the school's SBDM council engaged in the principal selection process.
Barnard was a teacher at Oldham County Middle School and principal of La Grange Elementary from 1988-98. She then served as principal of Anchorage Independent School from 1998-2008.
Barnard will continue as interim principal until Scott assumes the principalship July 1