Degrees and Certifications:
PhD in Molecular Biology
Dr. Jill Durot
Hello Smart's Mill family, I'm Dr. Jill Durot. I'm from Colorado (go Broncos!), and I LOVE science. I retired from 15 years of infectious disease research to become a stay at home mom (toughest and best job in the world). I now have 3 fabulous children, and we stay busy with swim team in the summer, and football, basketball, and LAX during the school year. Did I mention my kids are good at sports? And I'm really good at carpooling. I'm certified to teach both High School and Middle School Science and spent my first 3 years teaching 7th graders in Ashburn. Now, I'm glad to be teaching in Leesburg.
In the science classroom, I focus on providing a fun and structured learning environment that includes lots of movement breaks (because sitting still for 90 minutes just isn't fun). I also ensure that each student feels accepted and valued for their specific gifts and talents.
Click here to see my Back to School Night video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vT_9pnaNhiY