Ste. Genevieve County R-II School District is excited to announce that Superintendent Dr. Julie Flieg has been awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Chamber of Commerce. Our district is incredibly proud that she has been recognized for her achievements and service to our district and to public education!
When presented with her award, Dr. Flieg thanked her husband, family, friends, educators, co-workers and community members for their support. She thanked former and long-time SG R-II superintendent Mikel Stewart for his belief in her and his encouragement throughout her career at SG R-II.
“I am honored to have been chosen for this award, but this is not really about me,” she said. “It’s about our students; it’s about the fantastic things that the community in our school district does for our kids,” she said. “I want to thank all of you for your support, and thank you for helping to make sure we can provide our students with the best education possible at SG R-II.”
Dr. Flieg is an alumna of the school district and has spent the entirety of her educational career as part of the SG R-II family. She has been a part of each part of the district, beginning with working in the cafeteria as a student and then taking a position as a secretary and registrar at the high school in 1992. She began teaching Adult Computer Education in 1994, and in 1996, she took on a dual role: she was a Business teacher for the middle school and also held a teaching assistant position in the Special Education Classrooms.
In 1997, she made the transition to the high school to teach Business, where she stayed for six years. In 2003, Dr. Flieg became the assistant principal of the middle school and the district’s athletic director. In 2009, she became principal of the middle school, where she stayed for five years. In 2014, Dr. Flieg became the assistant superintendent, and in 2018, she became the superintendent, a role she has held the past four years.
During her tenure at SG R-II, Dr. Flieg coached high school volleyball, served as the sponsor of the Class of 2000, served as the sponsor of Business Club (and converted this club to FBLA alongside Jeannine Canaday), and launched the FTA (Future Teachers of America) club. She also coached Natural Disasters volleyball.
Dr. Flieg is a member of the following organizations: Missouri Association of School Administrators (MASA), Missouri Association of School Business Officials (MoASBO), the School Superintendents Association (AASA), Southeast Missouri Superintendents Association, MAAA Superintendents Association, and the Ste. Genevieve Chamber of Commerce. Dr. Flieg serves on the Commissioner's Advisory Council, as well as on the Museum Learning Center Board, and she is the Executive Director of the Missouri Assessment Partnership. Dr. Flieg was recognized as MASA's 2021 Emerging Superintendent for the Southeast Region. Dr. Flieg serves on the Southeast Missouri State University K-12 Education Advisory Council. She has also served as an outside committee member on multiple Missouri Baptist University doctoral committees.
Dr. Flieg earned her Associate of Arts Degree from Jefferson College in 1992, her Bachelor of Science in Education Degree from the University of Missouri - St. Louis (UMSL) in 1996, her Master of Education Degree from UMSL in 1999, her Specialist Degree in Education Administration from UMSL in 2007 and her Doctorate of Education Degree from Missouri Baptist University in 2014.