Jill Jensen

Nisga’a School District #92
Canada: British Columbia Hub | NORTH AMERICA

Jill is a mother of four adult children and grandmother to three (soon to be four) beautiful grandchildren. She loves teaching and learning and enjoys reading, writing, kayaking, camping, quilting, crocheting, painting, music, and spending time with family.

An educator and leader who has worked in K-12 public education for over 30 years, Jill is currently serving as Superintendent of Nisga’a School District No. 92 in British Columbia. For many years, she has been curious about finding ways to reimagine schooling to make it more educational and wholistic. How can we create experiences that nurture knowledge balanced and rooted in spirit, heart, body, and mind? How can we create learning environments where the unique gifts and strengths each person brings are celebrated and developed? Children are, and have always been, at the heart of Jill’s educational work, and are her inspiration.  Jill is passionate about social justice and equity issues, particularly as they relate to Truth & Reconciliation and Indigenous Education in Canada. She is also an ardent advocate for the arts and for place-based education

Compassionate Systems Awareness offers a way to enhance leadership, instructional practice, facilitation skills, and a deeper understanding of self and others. The tools and practices shared through Compassionate Systems will help build capacity within the Nisga’a school district and will be beneficial to the health and well-being of district staff and students.