Title: Reading Intervention Specialist
Office: 201 Front Ave. SW, Suite 310, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Jill is in her third year working for Grand Valley State University’s Charter School Office as one of their Reading Specialists. She spent 10 years teaching third grade at Walker Charter Academy. For two years Jill was the Reading Specialist, Title I Coordinator, and Intervention Action Team Coordinator at Walker. Jill received her undergraduate teaching degree from GVSU and has taken Master’s classes in literacy at Western Michigan University and Northern Michigan University. Reading has been Jill’s passion. She believes teaching a child to read is one of the most powerful things a teacher can do. She lives with her husband Jeff and their three children Drew, Colin, and Madelyn in the Dorr area. Jill enjoys watching her children play sports, taking classes to further her teaching and reading background, running, reading, and spending time with friends and family.