Posted by Ken Richardson on Apr 12, 2017

Jillian Balow addressed the Lander Rotary Club at the meeting on May 10, 2017.

Jillian Balow, State Superintendent of Public Instruction
Superintendent Balow was elected in 2014 to serve a four year term in this position.
In this role she supervises public education in Wyoming, oversees staff, programming, and budget for the Wyoming Department of Education, and is a member of many boards and commissions including State Lands, Loan and Investment, UW Trustees, School Facilities, Community Colleges, and the State Board of Education.

Jillian is a fifth-generation Wyoming native. She taught for over a decade in Wyoming elementary and secondary classrooms and has worked to support children and families her entire career. She describes serving as State Superintendent as both the greatest challenge and greatest honor of her life.  Jillian has an undergraduate degree in education from the University of Wyoming and a master’s degree in education from Regis University. In addition to teaching, Jillian has consulted in the private sector on education issues, served as an administrator at both the Wyoming Department of Education and Family Services. She was also a policy advisor to Governor Matt Mead.