Jillian serves as Director, Program Continuum and Partnerships at Teach for America - Twin Cities. In this role, she works towards developing strong teacher leaders and building partnerships to help put the region on a path towards educational equity. She leads the Program Continuum Team, which focuses on teacher leadership development, student outcomes, coaching and school partnerships.
Prior to joining the TFA regional staff, Jillian taught 1st and 2nd grade as a TFA corps member at Sojourner Truth Academy in North Minneapolis and coached women’s soccer in Minneapolis Public Schools. She received a B.A. (Cum Laude) in Religion and Anthropology from Amherst College and is currently completing an M.A. in Teaching at Hamline University. She is a South Minneapolis native and attended South High School, but currently lives and is involved the community of Northeast Minneapolis.
When she’s not working at TFA, Jillian enjoys playing tennis at ICT in its Monday Night Women’s league, as well as reading and traveling with friends and family.