Hello, my name is Jill Sjoerdsma and I am excited to be serving the Paseo Hills community as the EL Teacher Specialist. This will be my 30th year in education. Over the years I have had the opportunity to teach EL students in Kindergarten through 8th grade. I have also taught K-6th grade art, as well as students in 1st trough 4th grade in the general education classroom. This is my fifth year as an EL Teacher Specialist. I am looking forward to working with your child this year as they develop their language skills and grow academically, socially, as well as emotionally.
When I am not teaching, I enjoy reading, gardening, baking and traveling. My husband I have one son, Conor, who is a Junior this year at Northern Arizona University. As a family we like to spend time at the lake and hike, as well as cheer on the Arizona Diamondbacks and the ASU Sun Devils (My alma mater!)