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Jill Brenner

Jill Brenner

Jill Brenner is the Deputy Director and Child Development Manager at the Early Learning & Family Services Division for the Kitsap Community Resources (KCR). She currently resides in Silverdale but grew up in Tacoma, WA. She has been working in the education field for 30+ years, and her teaching philosophy and beliefs about student success align with the Mission and Vision of VOPIN. Her primary area of aptitude is in early childhood education. 

Jill has multiple qualifications and teaches childhood development, social and emotional, and academic learning for young children. She also has experience in curriculum and instructions topics on anti-bias in early learning, NEAR (Neurology, Epigentics, ACES, Resilience) Science, truman-informed practices, including adult self-care and resilience.   

Jill believes in the importance of family and is a proud mother of two daughters with her husband. She believes every child’s learning is rooted in their family, culture, community, and relationships built with teachers in schools. Jill believes that students need teachers to understand how they learn, including other parts of their lives, to succeed. In her work in education, she uses her voice as an advocate and help build bridges for relationships with school systems and other resources from the time a child is born until high school graduation and beyond. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology from Central Washington University and a Master in Education (M.Ed.) in Early Childhood Education from Lesley University.

Jill loves soccer and is a diehard Seattle Sounders fan. She also likes to travel, gardening, read, and cook, to name a few of her many hobbies.