Ms. Jill Watson
Director of Upper School
B.Ed. (University of Toronto), M.Ed. (Dalhousie University), School Administration Certification (University of New England)
Member of Brant House
Ms. Jill Watson became SJK's Upper School Director in June 2017. Ms. Watson began her teaching career as a high school English and dramatic arts teacher in Mississauga, shifting to teaching overseas in 1999. Her career has taken her to roles at IB schools in Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Ecuador and China. Most recently, she was Director of Curriculum and Learning in Guangzhou, China prior to joining the SJK community.
Ms. Watson believes that the right conditions and environments can allow all students can learn with enthusiasm, self-direction and perseverance. She firmly feels that when the emotional and educational needs of students are met, students do amazing things and the entire community thrives. She shares the viewpoint of many - her favourite things about SJK is the people and the innovative approach to teaching and learning employed by SJK staff and faculty!
As a mother of two teenagers, Ms. Watson enjoys spending time with her family, as well as reading, practicing yoga and hiking.