Jill Griebe has been a part of Lorain City Schools for most of her educational career. She graduated from Lorain High School then returned to LHS to begin her teaching career. Her role changed from teacher to guidance counselor during this time. She led the guidance department for four years before moving to Kentucky with her family.
While in Kentucky, she became a Striving Readers Federal Literacy Grant liaison. She collaborated with teachers and provided professional development to improve literacy in the classroom. Recognized for improving literacy in her district, Mrs. Griebe was called to work for the Kentucky Department of Education. She was assigned in a low performing school in Louisville to assist in increasing academic achievement. The governor of Kentucky honored her with a Kentucky Colonel commission, which can only be bestowed by the governor in recognition of an individual’s accomplishments and service to the community, state, and nation. She also presented on literacy topics at several conferences at the state and national level along with participating on the Alliance for Excellent Education National Committee for Digital Learning Day. During her educational career, she has earned three masters degrees: Curriculum & Instruction, Guidance Counseling, and Reading. When family circumstances required her to return to Ohio, she rejoined the Lorain City Schools serving as Dean of Academic Outcomes at Hawthorne and Assistant Principal at Hawthorne and Garfield Elementary. She now serves as Principal at Hawthorne Elementary.