Jamie graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1987 with a degree in teaching French and German. She was a teacher from 1987 to 1997, during which time she also earned her M.Ed. in curriculum and instruction at National-Louis University. Between 1997 and 2016, Jamie worked as a coordinator of talented and gifted programs, a director of student services and special education, a principal, a director of secondary education and a director of career and technical education. In 2021, Jamie earned her Ph.D. in educational research and policy analysis at NC State.
In her spare time, Jamie likes to knit, read, surf, play with her dogs, and spend time with her family.
FI Research Associate Jamie Gillespie explores relationship between media coverage and outcomes of teacher strikes at Northeastern Educational Research Association Conference
How does the media depiction of teacher strikes impact public perception of these issues – and ultimately drive change within the public school system? It’s a question that Jamie Gillespie,...
Staff Spotlight: Jamie Gillespie
Friday Institute Research Associate Jamie Gillespie is working on a project focused on increasing the availability and quality of mentoring for female faculty, especially those of color, in STEM. Learn more about Jamie in this staff spotlight video.