Jill Gough, Director of Teaching and Learning at Trinity School since 2012, facilitates professional development opportunities, builds teacher-administrator partnerships to facilitate a collaborative learning community, and leads educator observations and assessments. She is a regular on the professional development circuit, speaking at several conferences across the country and leading dozens of webinars every year on subjects ranging from promoting productive struggle in the classroom to mathematizing read alouds. An expert in mathematical teaching best practices and the integration of technology in the classroom, Gough regularly teams up with the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics to deliver professional learning opportunities. In addition, she is a National T³ Instructor, working with Texas Instruments and T³ to deliver quality professional development for educators interested in using technology to facilitate learning and assessment that is interactive, dynamic, and collaborative. An avid sketchnote artist, Gough’s sketches have been featured by the Harvard Graduate School of Education, KSU Conference, and various other conferences
With more than 30 years of experience in education, Gough spent 11 years at The Westminster Schools, where she co-taught Synergy, a non-departmentalized, non-graded, transdisciplinary, community-issues-problem-solving course; facilitated the Junior High Math/Science Professional Learning Community; and served as the Chief Technology Integration Specialist for the junior high. She also spent many years as an adjunct professor of mathematics at Mississippi College and as an advanced-level math teacher at The Kiski Schoolof Pennsylvania and various public school in Mississippi. A winner of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, Gough has received numerous other awards, including the NAIS Teacher of the Future and the Edyth May Sliffe Award for Distinguished Middle School Mathematics Teaching. She holds a Master of Computer Science in Mathematics and Computing Sciences and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Mississippi College.
Samples of Conference Attendance, Professional Learning, and Presentations
- Be Both Author and Illustrator of Mathematical Understanding, NCSM National Virtual Conference
- Be Both Author and Illustrator of Mathematical Understanding, NCTM Regional Conference, Boston, MA
- Leading Learners to Level Up: Establishing and Using Goals to Focus Learning, NCTM Regional Conference, Nashville, TN
- Be Both Author and Illustrator of Mathematical Understanding, NCTM Regional Conference, Nashville, TN
- Embolden Your Inner Mathematician (Major Speaker), NCSM National Conference, San Diego, CA
- Leading Learners to Level Up: Establishing and Using Goals to Focus Learning, NCSM National Conference, San Diego, CA
- Leading Learners to Level Up: Deepening Understanding of Mathematical Practices, NCSM National Conference, San Diego, CA
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.