Prof's Teaching Path Spans Many Settings
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Jill Gonzalez-Bravo, EdD, assistant professor of education, director of clinical and field placements
Why I teach:
It is a privilege to serve in this community of encouragement and witness how the Lord honors willing hearts with amazing education ventures. My experience includes nearly twenty years of teaching beginning with two years in the Peace Corps, followed by an urban alternative school, then in a rural Midwest setting. These diverse opportunities have reinforced my commitment to equipping and encouraging those within my professional path.
I have a genuine interest in others and this strengthens my rapport with colleagues, teachers, students, and community members. These relationships have enabled me to collaborate on several successful grant and program initiatives. More recently I’ve been active in the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation process (CAEP) and recruiting and training clinical mentoring team members.
Gonzalez-Bravo is from Topeka, Kansas. She met her husband—a scuba instructor—while serving as a science teacher in the Peace Corps in the Caribbean. In order to avoid confusion, Gonzalez-Bravo decided to use her husband’s full last name, instead of using her own last name—Gonzalez—in combination with his surname, which is the Spanish tradition. She enjoys scuba diving, biking, camping, and traveling and reading books.