Jill Barr


Diverse Learner Teacher, 8th Grade

Jillian Barr is a first-generation college graduate from The Ohio State University. She has always taught in Chicago after her graduation from National Louis University and the Chicago Teacher Residency program. If she wasn't a teacher, she would be a boat captain in the Caribbean.

What is your favorite place in the world and why?

On my couch, with my two dogs and my husband.

Who do you admire most and why?

Walt Disney, because he believed "our greatest natural resource is the minds of our children."

Do you have any secret skills or hidden talents that most people don't know about?

I am an excellent parallel parker.

What are you passionate about?

Helping students realize they ARE good at Math, even when they think they are not. Don't tell me you are not a "Math Person"...

Who was your favorite teacher and why?

Mr. Raab, my 5th Grade Math Teacher. He taught me so many mental math strategies that I use to this day.

My favorite thing about working at Namaste Charter School is...

The community of staff and parents who are always collaborating and working together to provide the best experience for their students/children.