Degrees and Certifications:

Dr. Jill Gildea

Dr. Jill Gildea became Superintendent of Park City School District on Aug. 1, 2018. She considers it an honor to have the opportunity to join an innovative and progressive system like PCSD. She is most enthusiastic to build strong relationships with all community stakeholders and build on the notable success of Park City School District.

In her previous position as Superintendent of Greenwich Public Schools in Greenwich, Connecticut, Dr. Gildea brought passion, energy, and leadership to the district. GPS is recognized as an exemplary 9,000 student learning organization, and Dr. Gildea enjoyed the opportunity to work within this arena. She has worked with the implementation of a future-focused strategic plan, master facility planning, and scaling innovative practices.

For seven years, Dr. Gildea led Fremont School District in Mundelein, Illinois. Fremont is a future-ready school district focused on personalized learning. She is known as a student-centered and future-focused educator who keeps students at the forefront of all decisions. She worked with staff, seven municipalities, and stakeholders to ensure the district's values of fiscal responsibility, collaborative practice, and whole child development are realized.

During her 30 years in education, Dr. Gildea has held administrative positions of superintendent for eleven years, assistant superintendent, educational programs director, curriculum director, high school division administrator, elementary principal, and has taught at the middle and high school settings.

An award-winning and published educator, Dr. Gildea has been recognized as an exemplary educational leader and for her work in communications and fiscal management. She was a 2014 Finalist for the National Association of School Superintendents’ (NASS) Superintendent of the Year Award; the National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA) 2013 Golden Achievement Award in Communications recipient, and has received the Illinois Association of School Business Officials’ (IASBO) Meritorious Budget Awards in Financial Budgeting for six years running (2012-2017.)

Dr. Gildea received her superintendent's endorsement from National Louis University (2004), Evanston, Illinois, and a master of education in language and literacy also from National Louis University (1992), a doctorate in curriculum and supervision from Northern Illinois University (2002), and a bachelor of arts in English and Secondary Education from Bradley University (1986).

In the following article published in the Illinois Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ILASCD) Spring 2017 Journal, Dr. Gildea describes a critical friends site visit Fremont School District 79 hosted focused on personalized learning: ###