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About Dr. Watkins
Dr. Jill Watkins began her tenure in education in 1996. Throughout her career, Dr. Watkins has been a middle school and high school English Language Arts teacher, a secondary-level instructional coach, a secondary-level blended learning coach, a secondary-level teaching and learning coach, a district-level Instructional Technology Facilitator, a college-level instructor, and a middle-level assistant principal.
Dr. Watkins currently fills multiple roles in the Chillicothe R-II School District. Dr. Watkins is the Chillicothe High School Assistant Principal and A+ Coordinator. She also serves as the District Mentoring Coach for all first and second-year teachers as well as new teachers to the Chillicothe R-II School District, and she is the District's Professional Development Committee chair. In addition to her roles at Chillicothe R-II, Dr. Watkins serves on dissertation committees and is a dissertation editor for doctoral students enrolled in various universities across the nation.
Dr. Watkins is an avid reader, runner, and cyclist, and she enjoys spending time with her husband Wes and two dachshunds Pippa and Elsa.
Dr. Watkins earned a Bachelor of Science in English/Education from Missouri Western State University, a Masters of Education in Secondary Leadership and Administration from Northwest Missouri State University, an Educational Specialist in Superintendency from Northwest Missouri State University, and a Doctorate in Education from William Woods University.