About Jill Gough

Jill Gough learns, serves, and teaches as the Director of Teaching and Learning at Trinity School.

Jill is also a National T³ Instructor working in collaboration with Texas Instruments and  to write, plan, and deliver quality professional development for teacher-learners interested in using technology to facilitate learning and assessment that is interactive, dynamic, and collaborative.

Come learn with Jill:
Blog:  https://jplgough.wordpress.com
Twitter: @jgough
Email: jgough@trinityatl.orgjplgough@gmail.com
Skype: jill.gough

Jill’s previous work and learning:

Jill transitioned to Trinity School from The Westminster Schools where she co-taught Synergy with Bo Adams, facilitated the JH Math/Science PLC, co-facilitated the PLC-Facilitators PLC with Bo Adams, and served as the Chief Technology Integration specialist for the Junior High.

Jill co-facilitated the 2010-2011 Faculty Cohort on the Brain and Learning with Donya Kemp through The Center for Teaching.

Jill came to Westminster in 2001 after 14 years of teaching in public schools in Mississippi and at the Kiski School of Pennsylvania. Jill earned a B.S. degree in Mathematics and a M.C.S. in Mathematics and Computing Sciences from Mississippi College in 1984 and 1986, respectively.  Jill received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching in 1998 and Mathematical Association of America’s Sliffe Award in 2006 for excellence in teaching junior high.

Samples of Conference Attendance, Professional Learning, and Presentations



  • Center for Teaching Summer Institute co-facilitator – Synergy-PBL: Questions are waypoints on the path of wisdom – The Westminster Schools, June 25-26
  • Master Class with John Hunter attendee – Trinity School, June 20-21
  • The Martin Institute’s 2012 Conference attendee and presenter – Leading Learners to Level Up and Synergy – Questions are the waypoints on the path of wisdom, Memphis, TN, June 12-14
  • American Studies Institute attendee – The Lovett School, June 7-8
  • DT Summit 2012 attendee, 2012 – Mount Vernon Institute for Innovation
  • TEDxAtlanta Community attendee, 2012
  • Teacher’s Teaching with Technology International Conference presenter and attendee, 2012
  • EduCon 2.4 attendee and conversation co-facilitator
    Synergy – Questions are the waypoints on the path of wisdom, Philadelphia, PA, January, 2012
  • Stop, Collaborate, and Listen presentation Learning Forward 2011, Anaheim, CA, December, 2011
  • Mississippi Council of Teachers of Mathematics (MCTM), Keynote with Bo Adams, September 2011 (Formative Assessment & Professional Learning Communities)
  • TEDxAtlanta Balance attendee, 2011
  • Planning to Attend
    • EduCon Annual Conference 2012
    • International Teachers Teaching with Technology Annual Conference 2012


  • INMAX: Innovation in Schools, June 2011, Co-speaker with Bo Adams (Learnopolis: Professional Learning Communities)
  • Project-based Learning Workshop, Center for Teaching Summer Institute, June 2011 – Co-Facilitator with Bo Adams
  • Professional Learning Communities Facilitation, Center for Teaching Summer Institute, June 2011 – Co-Facilitator with Bo Adams
  • TEDx Atlanta Creativ!ty attendee, April 2011
  • TEDx Atlanta RE:SOLVE attendee, September 2010
  • Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), Annual Conference, March 2011
  • Learning Forward (formerly NSDC), Annual Conference, December 201o
  • 21st Century Learning Summit, Solution Tree, October 2010


  • TEDx Atlanta RE:LEARN attendee, May 2010
  • Professional Learning Communities Summit, Solution Tree, February 2010
  • Learning and the Brain Institute: Modern Brains in the Digital Age, November 2009
  • Assessment Summit, Solution Tree, October 2009
  • Professional Learning Communities at Work Institute, Solution Tree, August 2009

Exploration Books:

Gough, Jill, and Sam Gough. Work Smarter Not Harder Calculus Labs for the TI-Nspire CAS. Andover, MA: Venture Pub., 2011. Print.

Gough, Sam, Mary Ann. Gore, Debbie Crawford, and Jill Gough. Work Smarter Not Harder: Calculus Labs for the TI-83/84. Andover, MA: Venture Pub., 2000. Print.

Gough, Jill, and Sam Gough. TI InterActive! Math for High School. Dallas, TX: Texas Instruments, 2000. Print.

Antinone, Linda J., Sam Gough, and Jill Gough. Modeling Motion: High School Math Activities with the CBR. Dallas, TX: Texas Instruments, 2000. Print.

18 thoughts on “About Jill Gough”

  1. Love the new blog banner! I usually read from my RSS reader, so the banner might not really be new, but I read straight from blog this morning, and I love the banner.


  2. Hi Jill 🙂

    My name is Shannon Martin and I attended your session a couple of weeks ago in Las Vegas titled Leading Learners to Level Up: Formative Assessment that Builds Confidence and Skill. I was absolutely mesmerized by your presentation and accomplishments. I am currently on maternity leave and I am already brainstorming how to design formative assessments for next year using your tiered levels. Thank you so much for your dedication to learning. Ever since I started my teaching career my goal has been to help students track their own skill progress and the structure of your assessments is ideal. I was seriously in awe all day after your session. A smile did not leave my face when I shared with my family about my conference experience 🙂

    I did have a question in regards to the sample formative assessment you shared during the session “Negative Exponents”. After the students grade the test and fill out the table of specifications to record their level, what was the paragraph that was written below the “I can… ” table? Was that a paragraph the students wrote or did the teacher write that paragraph? If you are okay e-mailing the sample you used during the conference, then I would love to see it.

    Thank you so much for your time. You are awesome and if you have suggestions to help me develop your style of formative assessments 🙂 please share 🙂

    I am truly excited to reach out and help my 8th Grade students improve the way they assess and communicate mathematical ideas.


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