Jill Voorhees Patterson, Ed. D.: After graduating from TCNJ in 2002, Jill taught middle and high school Spanish for seven years. She competed a masters in Spanish language and culture at the Universidad de Salamanca and a masters in educational leadership at Rider University. She left teaching to pursue an internship opportunity with the N.J. Department of Education in the Department of Governance and Leadership. The next year, she accepted a dean of studies position at Trenton Catholic Academy. She later served as the director of curriculum and instruction in Beverly School District. She is currently a graduate research assistant at Rowan University and is an adjunct professor with William Paterson University, supervising practicum and student teachers. On Thursday, May 14, 2015, Jill received her doctorate in educational leadership from Rowan University.