Julie McCullough is a lifelong resident of Shelby County, having grown up in Millington, TN. She received a BA in Broadcast Journalism in 1998 and an MA in Teaching from the University of Memphis in 2000. Julie taught 7th grade math for 7 years at Woodstock Middle School, then took a 2-year hiatus from teaching to work at the Pink Palace Museum and Lichterman Nature Center as a special events coordinator.

McCullough received her Gifted endorsement from Peabody College at Vanderbilt University in 2011 and began teaching CLUE, (Creative Learning in a Unique Environment), a language arts-based program for gifted students. Julie currently teaches CLUE for Shelby County Schools serving multiple elementary schools. She is also a math tutor at Midtown Math.

McCullough serves on the Board of Directors of Memphis Heritage, a local non-profit organization whose mission is to save, improve, and reuse architecturally and historically significant buildings and cultural artifacts of Shelby County. She has a passion for Memphis history, which led to a newfound interest in photographing historic properties, cemeteries, and abandoned places. Julie documents her adventures on her Instagram pages: @thisplaceinhistory and @juliecmccullough. Julie’s passion for Memphis history began when she learned her great-great grandfather was a Memphis police officer shot and killed in the line of duty in 1894 at the corner of Beale and Front.


McCullough’s other interests include singing in local yacht rock band “Love Boat,” and practicing aerial arts, a combination of acrobatics and dance using different apparatuses such as an aerial hammock. Julie is a cat lover and resides in East Buntyn Historic District.