Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Jill Hubbard
I am a proud product of Decatur Public Schools. I attended Dennis Elementary, Johns Hill Middle School, and graduated from MacArthur High School. I received my bachelor's degree in elementary education at the University of Illinois and my master's in education at Eastern Illinois University. This is my twenty-fourth year in education and my twelfth year at Garfield Montessori Magnet School.
My daughter is currently a 5th grader at Garfield and my son attended here from PreK through 8th grade and now is a sophomore in high school. I have seen the power of an accessible, public Montessori education as both a parent and educator.
As the Instructional Specialist, my goal is to balance the public school requirements with the Montessori method through supporting classrooms as they take on the demands of both worlds. When this balance is maintained, students benefit greatly.