“Teachers make an incredible difference in the lives of our kids, and it’s up to us to make sure that they have the resources to focus on teaching. You can tell a community’s priorities by where and how it spends in money. To nurture and support our city’s dynamic economy, Portland must have a highly educated workforce, this has been one of my strongest priorities.”
Jill believes that “education is the great equalizer”. As a chair of the Portland School Committee and the Portland City Council Finance Committee, Jill fought for resources to support schools, while at the same time holding school leaders accountable for creating a quality system where all students learn and thrive. Portland voters have consistently supported Jill as a champion for the Portland Public School system, investing in our kids to build a future for our city and region.