Last Updated: 1/5/2022 4:12 PM


Julie Shumaker, Principal 

Mrs. Shumaker comes to MWES after serving as principal at Willard Elementary School in School District U-46 in Elgin, IL. Mrs. Shumaker has been in education for 20 years. She worked as a mathematics teacher at Canton Middle School and Kenyon Woods Middle School from 1998 to 2014. Prior to her job as principal, she was an intern in the Aspiring Administrator Program from Aug. 2015-Feb. 2015.

Shumaker has served as an Adjunct Mathematics teacher at Elgin Community College, helped to coordinate the AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) Program and coached several sports, including basketball and volleyball, at both the middle and high school levels.

“My experience during this time has shown me that building relationships is vital to the school’s success,” Shumaker said. “It is important to build relationships with not only the staff and students, but the families and community as well. The biggest part of building relationships is using your listening skills.” Her immediate goal is to get to know her students and staff quickly while preparing to continue the rich success and traditions of MWES.

Being brand new to Kentucky, the Illinois native is looking forward to exploring the Bluegrass State and having many new adventures.

Julie Adams, Assistant Principal 

Mrs. Adams is not new to the school as she started teaching 2nd grade at MWES 15 years ago and has been the Instructional Coach for the last 7 years.  Mrs. Adams has been given the honor to be named the interim assistant principal for MWES for the remainder of the 21- 22 school year. Along with previous educational experience she has a total of 25 years in this awesome profession.  She earned her teaching degree at Bellarmine College, now Bellarmine University, her masters at Louisville University, and most recently received her Instructional Leadership Certificate at Indiana Southwest. 

Mrs. Adams and her husband have 2 children who are members of this community and are all products of the BCPS system.  Husband, Wally is the Mt. Washington Parks Director, daughter, Casie is studying to obtain her CPA degree from Indiana University and son, Aeron is completing his Aircraft Mechanics Certificate at Jefferson Technical College. Family time is valuable and as a family they enjoy vacationing, playing games and watching the University of Louisville and Dallas Cowboys. During her free time Julie likes to cook, participate in exercise classes or play in a volleyball league.

Alicia Franklin, Guidance Counselor 

Mrs. Franklin comes to MWES after serving as school counselor at Cedar Grove Elementary.  She first came to teach in Bullitt County in the fall of 2000 when she was hired as the music teacher at Overdale Elementary.  Mrs. Franklin holds a bachelor’s degree in music education and a master’s degree in education from Morehead State University; her master’s degree in school counseling is from the University of Louisville.  Mrs. Franklin is also National Board certified in early/middle childhood music. 

Mrs. Franklin and her husband, Cameron, have two daughters, Addison and Harper. The Franklin family is proud to call the Mount Washington community ‘home’. Away from school Mrs. Franklin loves spending time with her family, baking, scrapbooking and biking. Mrs. Franklin and her family are members of Highview Baptist Church and enjoy activities there as well.