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.
Friday Institute Partners with The ASSISTments Foundation on Award-Winning Grant to Scale and Expand Tutoring Technology for Pandemic Recovery
The U.S. Department of Education has awarded an $8 million grant to a partnership team from the Friday Institute, The ASSISTments Foundation, Worcester Polytechnic Institute and WestEd to support learning acceleration and recovery from COVID-related learning-loss among K-12 students.
FI Research Associate Jamie Gillespie Explores Relationship Between Media Coverage and Outcomes of Teacher Strikes at Northeastern Educational Research Association Conference
Friday Institute Research Associate Jamie Gillespie, Ph.D., presented at the 52nd annual conference of the Northeastern Educational Research Association (NERA) on October 13.
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.