Columbia Public Schools will be recommending Jill Dunlap Brown as the new Assistant Superintendent for Elementary Education to the Board of Education at its next meeting on February 13. Dr. Brown will be replacing Ben Tilley, who will retire after 21 years with Columbia Public Schools at the end of the school year.
Dr. Brown has been the principal at Russell Boulevard Elementary School since 2014. She has more than 16 years of experience in education. She has been a classroom teacher, reading coach, professional development provider, educational consultant, and an elementary principal. She holds a doctoral degree in educational leadership and policy analysis from the University of Missouri.