Jill Marks is California State Director. She facilitates a statewide community of practice among the Gateway to College schools and programs in California. In her role, Jill directs the delivery of support to California programs, fosters partnerships with new communities to develop additional Gateway to College programs, and develops local network and stakeholder relationships. She is based in Los Angeles.
Before joining GtCNN, Jill was the program director (2004 -2013) for Gateway to College at Riverside City College, the National Network’s first replication site and structured as a charter school. Jill developed the skills and knowledge needed for her current role from secondary and post-secondary teaching and administrative experiences with Riverside Unified School District, Riverside City College, Cypress College and University of California, Riverside Extension. She holds a BA and an MA in History from the University of California, Riverside, with a focus on the United States and Latin America, as well as administrative and single subject teaching credentials.