Jill has been keepin’ it real in the classroom since 2004 when she earned her bachelor's degree in education, ELA 6-12 (+ a minor in writing!). She went on to earn a master's degree in education and curriculum design in 2007, before becoming a National Board Certified Teacher (NBCT) in 2009. Jill is the author of Cambridge University Press’s first-ever course book for AS Level English General Paper 8021, a globally-geared curriculum she has a huge heart for because of its skills-based approach and emphasis on critical reading, thinking, and writing skills. She also consulted and published curriculum materials for Cambridge Assessment International Examinations (CAIE) and serves as one of their accredited teacher trainers in addition to the workshops she offers through her own business, edPioneer. Jill is passionate about rethinking high school education. It is her mission to create and share an updated approach to writing instruction, so teachers can meet local and national standards while also cultivating what matters for today’s 21st century learners and tomorrow’s innovative leaders.