Julie Cryer (formerly Julie Arnold) began teaching at Jenks Public Schools in 2006. Before coming to Jenks,she taught in Del Valle (TX), Chickasha (OK), and Blanchard (OK). At Jenks Public Schools, her duties include teaching woodwinds at all grade levels, teaching the eighth grade band, 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 2006, she was selected as Band Director of the Year by the Southwestern Oklahoma Band Director's Association. Mrs. Cryer frequently serves as a guest clinician for young honor bands around the state.
Mrs. Cryer is a member of Music Educators National Conference, 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.