Ms. Jill Welhouse has been an educator, coach, and small-businesswoman for 11-plus years. She began her teaching career in Chicago, where she earned Dean's List honors in Urban Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago. For more than a decade, Mrs. Welhouse taught 4th grade, 5th grade, and 3rd/4th gifted at inner-city schools with a focus on bilingual education and special education. Mrs. Welhouse served as head of curriculum for the 5th grade Language Arts team, and she trained teachers for the Chicago Math and Science Initiative. She is in her second year here at MCS.