BiographyJill first earned a bachelor of arts in elementary education and spent time teaching grades 2 and 3. During her time in the classroom, Jill completed a Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction.
She then went on to become a literacy coach for grades K-6. This position led to a job with the University of Missouri, consulting with districts throughout Missouri. During her time at the University of Missouri, she completed her Educational Specialist Degree and a PhD, both in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. She served 5 years as an Elementary Principal, and currently serves in the role of Assistant Superintendent for Elementary Education.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Implementation of Educational Reform
Traveling; Time with Family; Researching Educational Practices across Countries