Julie Cryer began teaching at Jenks Public Schools in 2006. Prior to this, she taught in Del Valle (TX), Chickasha (OK), and Blanchard (OK). At Jenks Public Schools, her responsibilities include teaching the eighth grade bands, assisting with seventh grade bands, and assisting with high school marching responsibilities.
In 1998, Julie received her Bachelor of Instrumental Music Education degree with special distinction from the University of Oklahoma, where she received the award for most outstanding music education graduate. In 2005, she received the "Blanchard Difference Maker Award" from the Blanchard City Council. In 2006, she was selected as Band Director of the Year by the Southwestern Oklahoma Band Director's Association. She was named the Jenks Public Schools District Teacher of the Year in 2021-2022, and she received a Vision of Excellence Award from the Jenks Public Schools Foundation in 2022. In 2023, she was named a top twelve finalist for Oklahoma Teacher of the Year.
Mrs. Cryer frequently serves as a guest clinician for young honor bands around the state. She is also presently a member of the OkMEA All-State Band Committee.
Julie Cryer is a member of National Association for Music Education, Oklahoma Music Educators Association, North Central Directors Association, Oklahoma Music Adjudicators Association, and Mu Phi Epsilon.
She lives in Owasso with her husband Sean and her two step-daughters, Sara and Molly.