Jill Freedman, Ed.D.
Coordinator of the Educational Leadership Masters Program
Everyone can learn. People have different ways of learning and different ways of demonstrating learning, and I believe both the process and the product are important. I value the power of experiential learning, the importance of a safe and supportive learning environment, and the impact of integrating technology in learning. I believe it is the teacher's responsibility to develop buy-in and make learning engaging and relevant. And I believe learning is about relationships. A major part of building relationships is through authentic enthusiasm for people and for learning. As an education professional, it is important to know how to connect with people from a variety of backgrounds who possess a variety of perspectives and needs. Being a genuinely kind, caring, and empathetic person is crucial to building those connections.
BiographyMy educational career spanned 16 years in a public school district in southcentral Pennsylvania. For nine years, I taught eighth-grade physical science in a middle school. I then moved into public school administration with a position as a high school assistant principal. After three years in that role, I became a middle school principal, a position I held for four years. I have a passion for teaching and leading. Throughout my time in public education, I spent a lot of time building rapport and partnerships with students, faculty, staff, families, and the community. I look forward to bringing my experience, skills, and knowledge to the School of Education at Florida Southern College.
- Ed.D. in Educational Leadership, Millersville University and Shippensburg University, March 2023
- Superintendent's Letter of Eligibility, March 2021
- Educational Leadership Certification (PreK-12 Principal), The Pennsylvania State University Capital College, February 2014
- M.Ed. in Teaching and Curriculum, The Pennsylvania State University Capital College, May 2009
- B.S.E. in Biology, Millersville University, August 2005