Jill Lovorn Gough
Learner, Teacher, Facilitator

Trinity School
Atlanta, GA
United States

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Recent Presentations

    • Ask; Don’t Tell: Listen to Learn and Assess
      Teachers Teaching with Technology International Conference, 2013
      Can we merge diagnostic and formative assessment to lead learning? How will TI-Nspire™ CAS Handheld action-consequence documents combined with the TI-Nspire™ Navigator™ System allow us to leverage technology to focus on learning? What if we used the ideas of simplicity and restraint when developing and leading lessons? What can be learned if we question our way through an entire lesson? is it possible to allow students to steer the lesson through their questions? Will listening to student questions help us diagnose, assess and chart a course in real-time? can we lead learning by following their thinking? Will you come to this session and plan to serve as a student, an observer, and a questioner?
    • The Art of Questioning: Leading Learners to Level Up
      Teachers Teaching with Technology International Conference, 2013
      “Questions are the waypoints on the path of wisdom.” ~ Grant Lichtman. This session will focus on the art of questioning and using the TI-Nspire™ Navigator™ System as a formative assessment tool. Work on becoming a falconer…leading your learners to level up through questions rather than lectures. Come prepared to develop formative assessment strategies and documents to share with students to help them calibrate their understanding and decode their struggles. Be prepared to share your assessments with others for feedback and suggestions.
    • Honoring Our Learning Philosophy Through Our Learning Reports: Is it about learning and progress or is it about grades?
      EduCon 2.5, 2013
      In 2013, how do schools report learning and growth? Is it through test scores, a “report card,” a “progress report,” a portfolio, or __________? Are we modeling 21st century communication and collaboration as we offer formal feedback and document student growth and progress?
    • Leading Learners to Level Up
      Learning Forward, 2012
      Learn to model practical classroom formative assessments that naturally offer differentiation. Hear stories and gain artifacts from National T3 instructors as they share their struggles and successes as well as their students’ struggles and successes in middle school and high school math. Develop processes and tools for creating formative assessments that integrate technology and motivate student collaboration.

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Work History:

Trinity School
Atlanta, GA, United States
August 2012 to Present

Director of Teaching and Learning

The Westminster Schools
Atlanta, GA, United States
Aug 2001 – June 2012

Synergy co-facilitator, PLC co-director, Chief Technology Integration Specialist, Algebra teacher, Calculus teacher

    • Co-facilitate Synergy 8 with Bo Adams.  Synergy 8 is a non-departmentalized, non-graded, transdisciplinary, community-issues-problem-solving course.  (2010 – Present)
    • Co-direct our Professional Learning Communities with Bo Adams.  (2008 – Present)
    • 2011 – Present  Serve as the Chief Technology Integration Specialist.  Work with our community to implement the Learning for Life vision statement as we become a 1:1 MacBook school.
    • Co-facilitate the Faculty Assessment and Annual Review Plan task force with Thad Persons (2011 – Present; member since creation of task force in 2009)
    • Co-author of the Learning for Life vision statement with Thad Persons and Whit McKnight (Spring, 2011)
    • Co-facilitate the 2010-2011 Center for Teaching Learning and the Brain Cohort with Donya Kemp (2010 – 2011)
    • Work directly with students as homeroom advisor (2004 – Present)
    • Teach Algebra I (2004 – 2011)
    • Teach Calculus (2003 – 2010)
    • Teach Algebra II Honors (2003-2004)
    • Chairman of the Best Practices Committee and co-author of the Faculty Best Practices statement (2007 – 2008)

Teachers Teaching with Technology, Texas Instruments
Dallas, TX, United States
1998 – Present

National T3 Instructor

    • Instruct middle school and high school math and science teachers in the use of new technology, curriculum materials, and pedagogy to teach math and science
    • Lead writing teams charged with the task of creating curriculum to be used summer institutes
    • Organize summer institutes for teachers to improve pedagogy and technology instruction sponsored by Texas Instruments host at The Westminster Schools
      2011 – 9 Institutes for a total of 170 teachers
      2010 – 9 Institutes for a total of 130 teachers
      2009 – 2 Institutes for a total of 17 teachers
      2008 – 4 Institutes for a total of 90 teachers

The Kiski School
Saltsburg, PA, United States
Sep 1996 – Aug 2001

Teacher, Laptop Program Coordinator

    • Teach Honors Geometry, Honors Algebra II, Honors Precalculus, AP Calculus AB
    • Laptop program coordinator
    • National Honor Society coordinator
    • Intramural basketball coach
    • 11th Grade dorm parent

Hewlitt Packard
Corvalis, OR, United States
Aug 1995 – Aug 1996

Aplet Coordinator

    • HP 38G Aplet Program Coordinator
    • Curriculum development for HP 38G
    • Webpage development to market and deliver information, aplets, and lessons for HP 38G

The Mississippi School for Math and Science
Columbus, MS, United States
Aug 1991 – Jun 1995


    • Teach Honors Algebra II, Trigonometry, AP Calculus, Mathematical Concepts in Art, Intensive Algebra
    • Mu Alpha Theta sponsor

Bailey Magnet School
Jackson, MS, United States
Aug 1990 – Jul 1991


    • Teach Algebra I, Advanced Algebra II, Precalculus

The Limited Edition
Brandon, MS, United States
Jul 1987 – Jul 1990

Owner, Manager, Buyer

    • Contribute to my family’s business as owner, manager, buyer, framer, trainer, and designer

Mississippi College
Clinton, MS, United States
Jun 1986 – Jul 1992

Adjunct Professor

    • Teach Calculus, Business Calculus, Math for Elementary Teachers, Geometry for Elementary Teachers, Developmental Math, Statistics

Callaway High School
Jackson, MS, United States
Aug 1984 – Jul 1987


    • Teach Geometry, Algebra II
    • Advisor to the Junior Class

Awards and Honors

    • 2011 O. Wayne Rollins Faculty Fund for Excellence in Teaching
    • 2011 William A. Parker Sr. Faculty Mentoring Award
    • 2010 Teachers Teaching with Technology T3 Leadership Award
    • 2008 William A. Parker Sr. Faculty Mentoring Award
    • 2006 William A. Parker Sr. Faculty Mentoring Award
    • 2005 Alex P. Gaines Professorship from the Charles Loridans Foundation
    • 2005 Edyth May Sliffe Award for Distinguished Middle School Mathematics Teaching
    • 1998 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching
    • 1991 Mississippi High School Math Teacher of the Year

Read more about these awards and the corresponding citations.



Mississippi College
Clinton, MS, United States
Jun 1984 – May 1986
Master of Combined Sciences, Mathematics

Mississippi College
Clinton, MS, United States
Aug 1980 – May 1984
Bachelor of Science, Mathematics

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