Jill Carter, Science and Environmental Education Consultant
Jill Carter is a Science and Environmental Education Consultant. Prior to this, Jill taught advanced biology, geology, and AP Environmental Science at Pekin Community High School for 30 years. In addition, she served as the Science Department Chairperson for 19 of those years. She has taught graduate classes at Northern Illinois University. Graduating from Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois, Jill double majored in biology and earth science. She earned her Master’s from NIU and her doctorate in Science, Social Studies, and Environmental Education Integration from NIU. Jill has conducted numerous science and environmental education workshops for K-12 teachers as well as many presentations at NSTA and ISTA conferences. She is a past president of the Illinois Science Teachers Association. Jill was an Illinois PAEMST finalist and was named as the ISTA/ExxonMobil Exemplary Science Teacher in 2003 and the Illinois Environmental Educator of the Year in 2004. She wrote and assembled various Illinois state level high school science tests for many years. She served on the Illinois State Board of Education’s NGSS Curriculum Model Writing Team. Jill has a passion for educating students and collaborating with other professionals.