Preschool Threes Teacher
Jill has been with World Academy since 2016. She started as a Full Time Substitute Teacher then became the Afternoon Teacher for the Preschool 3s program. She is currently the Lead Teacher there. She has an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Holyoke Community College and, in 2016, she graduated cum laude from Rivier University earning a B.A. in Human Development.
Jill grew up in Western Massachusetts before moving to Southern New Hampshire and presently resides in Brookline with her husband. For many years she lived in New York and the Boston Area nannying for various families. Jill enjoys living in New Hampshire and being with her family and friends. Jill was adopted from Korea and came as a young child to an Irish family. She enjoys long-distance running and road biking.
"I believe that the key to the education for children is knowing they thrive on structure, routine, and discipline. One of my main goals as an educator is to help students learn to be successful through positive reinforcement and guiding young children to be confident with age-appropriate assistance In doing this I need to be flexible, have fun and always be positive with humor. I stand with the strength and the power to make sure they all know they are somebody and that self-help skills and coping skills are an important part of their self-esteem and emotional development. I have rules that are fair class-wide, but I teach to learn and have a strong belief in gentle reminders. Redirection is key and it’s a way they can learn when needed. I believe in a warm, gentle connection with the children; my hugs are always free! I foster an open-door policy and parents are always welcome to come and see what I create and are welcome to share ideas as well."
Jill joined the World Academy community in 2016.