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Mrs. Jill Davis
Hello, my name is Jill Mills Davis. I am a native of Decatur and graduated from Decatur High School, but I have lived in Madison for the past 12 years. I teach in the Eagle's Nest Inclusive Pre-K program and feel honored to be part of Athens Elementary faculty.
I attended Tennessee Temple University and majored in Elementary Education. I also have preschool and middle school certification from Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA. After graduation from college I taught 3rd, 4th and 6th grades for a few years. I realized that I enjoyed working with the deaf and hard of hearing students so I took a job as a hearing impaired teacher and received my Masters in Special Education from the University of Alabama. I came to Athens City Schools in 1997 as the hearing impaired teacher in the joint city-county program. I taught the hearing impaired students from both systems at Tanner High School for 17 years. A few years ago I was ready for a change and asked to transfer to the Eagle's Nest program at Athens Elementary. This is my 6th year in the program.
I have been married to my husband, Bruce, for 12 years. We live in Madison with our 2 dogs, Gus and Gracie. I enjoy doing all kinds of crafts. I knit, crochet and I am trying to teach myself to quilt. I love to read and love to play any kind of game. Bruce and I both love Alabama Football (ROLL TIDE!!). Although we have no children of our own, we have 9 great nieces and nephews we love to spend time with and spoil.
I count everyday I get the privilege to teach a blessing. I teach because I believe every child can learn and each child learns in a different way. It is my wonderful job to find how each child learns best and then watch them blossom. I love the inclusive pre-k program because I get to watch children with varying abilities learn to work together and help each other every day. My hope for the students is that they reach their full potential regardless of the challenges they face.