Jennifer Gill assumes her duties as Springfield District 186 Superintendent today. Gill is a native of Springfield and has worked as a teacher, administrator and building principal in the district.
More recently she served as Director of Teaching and Learning at McLean County Unit 5 in Bloomington Normal.
This is her first job as superintendent. She inherits a district facing annual budget deficits and disagreement over whether or not to try for a tax referendum. She'll also have to work with a board that has previously fought publicly over a variety of issues.