Tennessee World Affairs Council – President’s Advisory Board
The TN WAC President’s Advisory Board is organized to bring together a group of distinguished citizens to advocate for and advance the mission and vision of the Council – to improve our community by promotion of study and public education in world affairs and to increase international understanding and relations. [Advisory Board Guidelines]
Dr. Jill Pittman, Ph.D.
Executive Principal, Overton HS, Metro Nashville Public Schools
Jill grew up in the Atlanta area and earned her Bachelor’s degree in Foreign Language Education from the University of Georgia. While teaching in public and private secondary schools, she completed a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership at Georgia Southern University and later initiated her doctoral studies at the University of Florida, earning an Executive Certification in Community College Leadership. After moving to Nashville, she completed her Ph.D. in Public Administration at Tennessee State University’s Institute of Government in the College of Public Service and Urban Affairs. Since coming to MNPS, Dr. Pittman has served as an Executive Principal for middle and high schools. Jill has held numerous leadership positions at the state and local levels in both professional and civic organizations, including two Senate appointments to Florida’s Charter School Advisory Panel. Jill was a delegate to The College Board’s 2009 Bridge to China program, Stand for Children’s State Task Force on Teacher and Principal Quality and the Nashville Chamber of Commerce Education Community Campaign. She previously served on the Mayor’s Special Education Advisory Council and attended Harvard’s Urban School Leaders Institute in 2010. Jill is an alumna of Leadership Nashville’s Class of 2012 and was named Administrator of the Year for Professional Educators of Tennessee in 2014. In 2015, Dr. Pittman was selected as one of thirty principals in the U.S. to serve as an America Achieves Fellow.