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Dr. Jill Siler served as the Superintendent of Gunter ISD for nearly ten years and now serves as the Deputy Executive Director for Professional Learning for the Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA). Jill grew up in Rochester & Buffalo, NY and completed her undergraduate work at the University of Pittsburgh where she was a collegiate swimmer. She was a teacher and coach in Pflugerville ISD and began her administrative career in Marble Falls ISD. In 2004, Jill went to Lake Travis ISD where she served as a campus and district leader for 8 years. During that time, she completed her doctorate at the University of Texas. Read More >
In her first months as a superintendent, Jill faced a financial crisis along with many other challenges that leadership brings. In 2015, her school board was named a TASA Honor Board as one of the top 5 school boards in the state and one of her campuses was named a 2017 National Blue Ribbon School. Jill served as the Chair of the Future-Ready Superintendent Leadership Network (FRSLN) Design Team where innovative leaders across Texas gather to learn, share and grow together.
Jill has a passion for helping others reach their goals and is the leader of Texas’ Aspiring Superintendent Academy and leads Texas’ First Time Superintendents Academy. Jill speaks at leadership and teacher conferences across the country. Her first book, Thrive Through the Five was published in 2020 and talks about how to thrive in the most challenging times. Read Less ^
These past few years have brought about some of the most challenging work in education – whether in leading through shifting and complex information or in teaching in a multitude of ever-changing learning environments. While the work we do as teachers and leaders is incredible, it is not without cost. Dr. Jill Siler, former superintendent and author of Thrive Through the Five: Practical Truths to Powerfully Lead through Challenging Times will share strategies to not just survive difficult seasons, but to truly thrive!
Whether you LOVE what you do and want to increase your impact or whether you are READY to take the next step and enlarge your sphere of influence, this session will equip you for whatever your next best step is! This session begins and ends with us – knowing what we want to DO and who we want to BE and being intentional about discovering and living out our calling. Dr. Jill Siler, author of Thrive Through the Five: Practical Truths to Powerfully Lead through Challenging Times will share strategies to find the center of your calling and expand your influence!
"Jill Siler served as a highlighted Thought Leader speaker during our 2021 TASA Midwinter Conference. To say she was a roaring success would be an understatement! Jill’s premier session was one of the most well attended of the entire conference, and the audience hung on to every word until the very end. Jill’s content is incredibly relevant, and her stage presence and delivery engages her audience in the most profound way. Highly, highly recommend!"
"As a Superintendent, I knew it was time to acknowledge the enormous amount of stress and pressure my leadership team had been under due to issues surrounding the pandemic. As a gift, I purchased Thrive Through the Five by Dr. Jill Siler for all of my team so that we could recognize and reflect on the stressors and pressures we had been under over the last year. What I didn’t expect was the amount of appreciation and admiration I received for bringing Dr. Siler to speak to my team. She has the remarkable ability to relate to her audience within a few minutes of beginning her presentation. She is practical, real, motivating, and inspiring all at the same time. I highly recommend Dr. Siler to all of my colleagues that need a sage and calm voice as we tackle leadership issues as school leaders."
"Jill is an incredible communicator with content that makes you evaluate and want to be better. She is relatable and incredibly engaging!"
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