Jennifer Gill http://wuis.org en Springfield Schools Would Get More Money With Funding Overhaul http://wuis.org/post/springfield-schools-would-get-more-money-funding-overhaul <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Spring is budgeting time for schools in Illinois. Over the past few years, school officials in poorer districts have had to cut staff and programs in order to balance their checkbooks.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Declining state funding, coupled with decreased property values have resulted in a double-whammy shortfall, especially in districts that aren't property-wealthy to begin with.</span></p> Thu, 08 May 2014 22:17:36 +0000 Hannah Meisel 24952 at http://wuis.org Springfield Schools Would Get More Money With Funding Overhaul New District 186 Superintendent Starts Today http://wuis.org/post/new-district-186-superintendent-starts-today <p>Jennifer Gill assumes her duties as Springfield District 186 Superintendent today.&nbsp; Gill is a native of Springfield and has worked as a teacher, administrator and building principal in the district.</p><p>More recently she served as Director of Teaching and Learning at McLean County Unit 5 in Bloomington Normal.</p> Thu, 01 May 2014 11:01:00 +0000 Sean Crawford 24162 at http://wuis.org New District 186 Superintendent Starts Today Interview: Jennifer Gill, Incoming 186 Superintendent http://wuis.org/post/interview-jennifer-gill-incoming-186-superintendent <p>It took about a year - but Springfield has officially found a replacement for its previous district 186 superintendent. Jennifer Gill will take over the role on May 1st. She's been a teacher and administrator in the district. She'll be leaving her current role as the director of teaching and learning for the McLean County Unit 5 School District. This interview&nbsp;begins with Gill reflecting on how she became a third-generation educator:</p><p></p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 18:43:07 +0000 Rachel Otwell 18756 at http://wuis.org Interview: Jennifer Gill, Incoming 186 Superintendent District 186 Still Negotiating With Gill http://wuis.org/post/district-186-still-negotiating-gill <p style="font:12px/normal Helvetica;font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal;"><span style="letter-spacing:0px;">Jennifer Gill was chosen as the new superintendent for Springfield District 186 after a months-long search. But negotiations have yet to be finalized.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Gill, who currently works for McLean County schools, says the holidays slowed talks, but expects a contract will get done.</span></p> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 15:17:54 +0000 Rachel Otwell 16444 at http://wuis.org District 186 Still Negotiating With Gill District 186 Makes Choice For Next Superintendent http://wuis.org/post/district-186-makes-choice-next-superintendent <p>The&nbsp; Springfield school board is negotiating with a local woman to become the district's next superintendent.&nbsp;</p><p>The board hopes to extend an offer in early January to Jennifer Gill.&nbsp;&nbsp; Gill has been working the past year as the director of teaching and learning in McClean County district five based in Normal.&nbsp;&nbsp; Prior to that, she had worked as an administrator in the Springfield School District and was principal at Vachel Lindsey and McClernand elementary schools.</p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 17:55:59 +0000 Bill Wheelhouse 14864 at http://wuis.org District 186 Makes Choice For Next Superintendent