Congratulations to Ms. Patton - Athletic Director of the Year for 2015
Congratulations to Ms. Patton - Athletic Director of the Year for 2015

Julie Patton is the Assistant Principal for Operations and Resources and the Athletic Director at Glendale High School.  She joined Cardinal Country in the spring of 1999 as a long term substitute teacher for Dance.  She was then hired as a full time Physical Education and Adaptive Physical Education teacher in the fall of 1999.  She has been a proud member of the Glendale Union High School District for 16 years. She became an Athletic Director in 2008 at Cortez High School.  She was then moved back to Glendale in 2009 where she has remained.  Ms. Patton is passionate about being a Cardinal and engaging students in success in the classroom and their extracurricular activities. She likes to give enthusiastic announcements about upcoming Cardinal events and students’ successes. 

When talking with students, students speak of her favorite catch phrases.  Her favorite “F” word is free, “It’s that simple” and she is always “Living the Dream.”  Ms. Patton never misses an opportunity to support her Cardinals and can be seen racing through campus or throughout the state to support her students and athletes. 

Ms. Patton attributes her drive and work ethic to the countless mentors and the current Assistant Principals for Operations and Resources/Athletic Directors in the district who have demonstrated what it takes to be successful.  However, everyday she is amazed by the numbers of teachers, sponsors and coaches that have the drive and determination to spend countless hours during the week, on weekends, and over the summer to promote their successful programs.  Ms. Patton has stated, “These teachers, sponsors and coaches unselfishly take time away from their own families to give to our students and athletes, the best of themselves, and in return, get the best from their students and athletes.”  She continued to say, “I am lucky and blessed to work for such an incredible school as Glendale High School.”  Cardinal Pride is always alive in Ms. Patton and Congratulations on being selected as the Black Canyon Region Athletic Director of the Year for 2015.