Edsel Ford HS Feeder-Dr. Jill Chochol Biography

Jill Chochol holds a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She taught elementary school in Detroit and Texas, received a Master of Arts degree in Reading from Texas Woman’s University in 1991, and was a k-12 reading specialist. Jill completed her Doctoral degree in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from Wayne State University in 2008.

Jill has facilitated professional development for teachers and administrators in many school districts across the US in her role as a supplemental service provider.  Prior to coming to Dearborn Public Schools, Jill worked with the Michigan Department of Education providing technical assistance to schools with the Reading First grant.

In 2008, Jill became the principal of Whitmore-Bolles Elementary school.  After three years as a building administrator, Whitmore-Bolles attained the Michigan Department of Education’s Reward school status.  Jill assumed the associate superintendent position for elementary at central office in 2011 and focused on instructional leadership in elementary schools. From 2015-2018, Jill supervised the Pk-12 Fordson Feeder Track.  In 2018, Jill began oversight of the schools in the Edsel Ford Feeder Track. In 2017, an article Jill co-wrote with Glenn Maleyko on the Feeder Track system was published in District Administration magazine.

Jill has responsibility for service departments at central office: special education, curriculum and professional development and media services.  Jill oversees district early learning services, including preschool/GSRP, early childhood specialists, and elementary instructional coaches.

In her leisure time, Jill loves to read, ride her bike, quilt, make jewelry, walk her golden retriever Callie and spend time with family and friends.  Her husband Ken, retired in 2018 and they enjoy time with their son, Rob, daughter-in-law, Caroline and granddaughter, Ruby.  Jill and Ken enjoy traveling and frequently visit the Traverse City, MI area.