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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 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 high-school instructional coach. She also teaches dual credit College Composition and Research and ACT Prep. In addition, she 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, the District's Professional Development Committee chair, the English Language Arts Department chair, and the Senior Class sponsor. In addition to her roles at Chillicothe R-II, Dr. Watkins is a college adjunct instructor for English 101 and English 102 through North Central Missouri College and serves as 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.