Dr. Jill Siler has been serving as the Superintendent of Gunter ISD since 2012. Jill grew up in Rochester & Buffalo, NY and completed her undergrad at the University of Pittsburgh. She moved to Austin in 1996 and began serving as a high school World Geography teacher and swim coach at John B. Connally High School in Pflugerville ISD. Jill earned her Masters from Texas State University and began her administrative career in Marble Falls ISD where she served as the Assistant Principal for Instruction. In 2004, Jill went to Lake Travis ISD where she served as a campus and district leader for 8 years. During that time, she completed her doctorate at the University of Texas.
Jill has a passion for helping others reach their goals and is a frequent speaker at the Texas’ First-Time Superintendent Academy, TCWSE and other leadership conferences. She is the Chair of the Future-Ready Superintendent Leadership Network Design Team through TASA where innovative leaders from across the state gather to learn, share and grow together and she is the Lead Facilitator for TASA’s Aspiring Superintendent Academy.
This past fall, Jill released her first book, Thrive Through The Five: Practical Truths to Powerfully Lead through Challenging Times, which was the #1 Bestselling New Release for Education Administration books and has hit the Top 10 Education Leadership books multiple times since its release.
Jill and her husband, William, have been married for 21 years and have two children: Caitlyn who is 15 years old and in 10th grade and Caleb who is 11 years old and in 6th grade.