Serving as the Innovation Strategist, Jill is known for her strong skillset in leveraging technology in the classroom to facilitate high levels of student engagement. With a background in Computer Science and Engineering, this role allows Jill the opportunity to marry her passions: technology and learning.
Prior to joining e2L, Jill held leadership positions in DFW area school districts. Starting in 2008, Jill became one of the original staff members of New Tech High @ Coppell, a new 1:1 high school that employed an innovative style of learning that would forever change her perspective on education and leadership.
In her first experience with student-oriented learning, Jill was continually blown away by the impact this made on students. The learners were growing into empowered, proactive problem solvers with communication skills who could match many adult professionals. The students also collaboratively worked together, just like in a modern workplace – truly Future Ready!
Once Jill experienced this culture of learning, it ignited her passion and there was no turning back. She was inspired to spread the word and grow kids on a larger scale through leadership positions.
Jill took a position in Instructional Technology leadership in Irving ISD, where she collaborated on the opening of a new net zero middle school that would employ the e2L Professional Learning Model © and supported high school teachers implementing the model.
Jill also designed an inquiry-based summer school robotics program and obtained certification as a TASA Transformation Coach, working with leaders participating in the Texas High Performance Schools consortium.
Jill then served as Director of Instructional Technology in Arlington ISD. A product of AISD herself, Jill was honored to serve the district that had given so much to her as a student. Here she designed the Transformation Through Innovation (TI) Grant Program, planned AISD’s first virtual learning program, and consulted with architects on the design for a new collaboratively-focused elementary campus.