Julia Dimmitt - Chief Human Resources Officer
Julia Dimmitt is a longtime member of Team HISD, having begun her career as an English teacher at Ryan Middle School in 1991, where she was named Rookie Teacher of the Year. She also taught at Madison High School and the Harris County Juvenile Detention Center before moving into school administration. Under Dimmitt’s leadership as principal, Ed White Elementary and Lanier Middle School both were consistently named to the Texas Business and Education Coalition Honor Roll for student achievement. Dimmitt joined central administration in 2008 as an executive principal for the Yates and Lamar feeder pattern schools, during which time all 13 schools met state standards and Yates High School moved from unacceptable to academically acceptable. She continued supporting HISD’s schools as a school improvement officer and school support officer. In July 2013, she was tapped to lead the transition of the former North Forest School District into HISD, following a state-ordered closure and annexation. In the six weeks before school started, she oversaw the hiring of more than 500 new staff, including teachers and school leaders. Through her coaching and support, five of the seven North Forest feeder pattern campuses received a “met standard” rating with distinctions. Most recently, Dimmitt served as north area superintendent.
Dimmitt earned a bachelor’s degree in English and a master’s degree in secondary education and public school administration from the University of St. Thomas.
Chief of Human Resources Julia Dimmitt
Houston Independent School District
4400 West 18th Street, Houston, Texas 77092-8501