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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 15 years.  I work with special education students in  grades 7 - 12.  

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.  I then taught special education at Athens Elementary for several years and last year moved to the Renaissance School.

I have been married to my husband, Bruce, for 15 years.  We live in Madison with our 2 dogs, Gus and Gracie.  I enjoy doing all kinds of crafts.  I knit and crochet.   I love to read and love to play any kind of game.  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 love teaching in inclusive environments 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 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.