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Dr. Jill Blanchard is the Regional Vice President of Operations for New Story in Ohio. In this role, she will support oversight of five New Story Schools, ensuring strong operational and growth strategies. Jill has a wealth of experience and expertise, with over two decades of K-12 educator and school administrator roles. Prior to joining New Story, Jill served as the Regional Vice President of ACCEL Schools, which provides oversight of a network of charter schools in Columbus, Ohio. She has served in a variety of roles including teacher and principal, and notably won the Teacher of the Year award in 2002. She also has experience with residential treatment settings, mental health programming, special education law, curriculum and instruction, and career technical education. Jill is an educational thought leader, regularly presenting on the importance of trauma-informed care and cultural responsivity. Jill holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and a Master’s Degree in Social Science from Ohio University. She earned her Doctorate in Education with a focus on Curriculum and Instruction from Capella University and her Superintendent Licensure from The Ohio State University.

“I strongly believe in the incredible role education plays in helping each student not only achieve their goals, but also understand that they matter.”

Regional VP

Dr. Jill Blanchard

Regional VP