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.
Westminster College Bachelor of Education
University of Missouri Master of Curriculum and Instruction
University of Missouri Educational Specialist
University of Missouri Doctor of Philosophy
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Implementation of Educational Reform
Traveling; Time with Family; Researching Educational Practices across Countries